Cricket Teams Trek to World's Highest Game on 'Roof of Africa'

Makhaya Ntini and Ashley Giles are part of an expedition of 30 players scaling Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain, to play the world's highest game of cricket.

updated: September 23, 2014 14:37 IST
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Scrambling up a cliff wall up Kilimanjaro, two teams head up on September 22, 2014 in a bid to play world's highest game of cricket.


Kilimanjaro: Map, tent, water, food: check. All needed to scale the snow-capped peak of Africa's highest mountain Kilimanjaro.

Bat, ball, stumps, pads: check. Also needed when you're hoping to break the world record for the highest game of cricket ever played.

Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 metres (19,000 feet).

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