Playing cricket on highest-ever ground on top of Mount Kilimanjaro

A group of eccentric international cricketers on Friday set a new record for the highest-ever match with a lung busting effort at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Here are the pictures of all these players who played cricket on highest-ever ground on top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

A plastic track, stumps and bats were hauled up the mountain for the high altitude match © AFP Peter Martell
A plastic track, stumps and bats were hauled up the mountain for the high altitude match
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Cricketers warm up for their record breaking attempt on Africa's highest mountain © AFP Peter Martell
Cricketers warm up for their record breaking attempt on Africa’s highest mountain
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The game was played at 5,730 metres (18,910 feet), in the flat crater just below Kilimanjaro's summit © AFP Peter Martell
The game was played at 5,730 metres (18,910 feet), in the flat crater just below Kilimanjaro’s summit
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England spin bowler Ashley Giles (L) watches as cricketers attempt a record breaking match on September 26, 2014 near the top of mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania © AFP Peter Martell
England spin bowler Ashley Giles (L) watches as cricketers attempt a record breaking match on September 26, 2014 near the top of mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania
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