Probably not well known is that the Swiss play cricket – and also play the game on ice. Not surprisingly the game was introduced by the English; and the earliest evidence of a match being played in the country is depicted in an 1817 painting of a game in Geneva.
There are now 15 teams playing league and cup cricket in Switzerland under the auspices of the Swiss Cricket Association (formed in 1980). Switzerland was granted affiliate status to cricket’s ruling body, the International Cricket Council, in 1985. The Swiss national cricket team regularly plays against other European countries.