Sony Sports Network to broadcast UAE Friendship Cup LIVE from Sharjah featuring cricket legends from across the world

The star-studded cricket tournament featuring the cricketing legends will take place from March 5-7, 2022 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium showcasing Bollywood hotshots – that will be broadcast LIVE on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels

Date: Dubai, UAE and Mumbai, India, March 3, 2022

Sony Sports Network is all set to broadcast live the UAE Friendship Cup 2022, that features cricket legends including former Indian Cricket Captain Mohammad Azharuddin, Bollywood star Suniel Shetty, former Pakistani cricket sensation Imran Nazir and Sri Lankan star cricketer Ajantha Mendis reignite their rivalries once again.

They will lead four star-studded teams that will fight for the first UAE Friendship Cup that will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from March 5-7, 2022.

The tournament that comprises seven T10 matches, will bring both cricket and Bollywood fans together as top Bollywood stars go head-to-head with cricket legends at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. All the matches will be broadcast LIVE on SONY SIX & SONY SIX HD channels

The UAE Friendship Cup will see cricket legends and Bollywood celebrities divided into four teams – India Legends, Bollywood Kings, Pakistan Legends, and World Legends 11. This unique integration of cricket and Bollywood in the shortest format of cricket will engage viewers as they look forward to watching their favourite stars on the pitch once again.

Aslam Gurukkal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arba Sports Services, organiser of the UAE Friendship Cup, said, “The deal with Sony Sports Network will help us to take the UAE Friendship Cup to every nook and corner of Asia and beyond and help establish the tournament at a global level.

“Backed by Bollywood glamour, the UAE Friendship Cup promises to be the next big thing in global cricket. The cricket fans will see the legends who popularized the game of cricket across the world – once again take the centre stage. We are happy to bring back the glorious memories of yesteryears to the new generation cricket lovers.”

Among the four teams, Bollywood Kings will be led by actor Suniel Shetty and will feature Sohail Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Saqib Saleem, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Jay Bhanushali and Salil Ankola.

India Legends will be led by Mohammad Azharuddin which will feature Ajay Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Mohammad Kaif and Venkatesh Prasad among others.

While India Legends will see participation from the likes of Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Kaif, and Munaf Patel among others; Suniel Shetty, Sohail Khan, and Aftab Shivdasani will be amongst the prominent names playing for Bollywood Kings.

Pakistan Legends will have Imran Nazir, Salman Butt, Mohammad Yousuf, and Yasir Hameed among others and World Legends will have cricket greats like Ajantha Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Abdul Razzak, and more.

Organised by Arba Sports Services, the UAE Friendship Cup is supported by Dubai Police. The tournament will be telecast live on Sony6 Television channel.

Sanctioned by Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), the three-day tournament will be a fun-filled affair where businesses, cricket and Bollywood glamour mix to create a region-wide excitement among the cricket lovers and Bollywood movie lovers through a competitive tournament where four teams will play to win the UAE Friendship Cup.

The cricket tournament offers a golden opportunity to some talented and terrific cricket players to expose their abilities to the world. UAE Friendship Cup is intended to conduct with an aim to enrich many young cricket players, support cricket players, and provide seamless entertainment to cricket fans. The four teams playing in this tournament are former Test cricketers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

UAE Friendship Cup Schedule

Watch the LIVE coverage of the UAE Friendship Cup 2022 on SONY SIX & SONY SIX HD (English) channels starting from March 5, 2022.

DateTime (IST)LIVE Telecast on SONY SIX & SONY SIX HD
05/03/20226:30 PMIndia Legends vs World Legends 11
05/03/20228:15 PMBollywood Kings vs Pakistan Legends
06/03/20226:30 PMIndia Legends vs Bollywood Kings
06/03/20228:15 PMWorld Legends 11 vs Pakistan Legends
06/03/202210:10 PMBollywood Kings vs World Legends 11
07/03/20226:30 PMIndia Legends vs Pakistan Legends
07/03/20228:15 PMFinal

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About Arba Sports Services LLC

Arba Sports Services LLC brings the charm of Bollywood, mixed with the cricketing legends from different parts of the world – to create a great sports-cum-entertainment event where famous Bollywood stars will play cricket with the international cricket starts – who command considerable fan following across the world.

About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, Japan.

SPN has several channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great India Cinema; MAX HD, a high-definition Hindi movie channel airing premium quality films, etc. SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm and Studio NEXT the independent production venture for original content and IPs for TV and digital media. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.

The network is recognised as an employer of choice within and outside the media industry. SPN is a recipient of several awards, including India’s Best Companies to Work For 2021 by the Great Place to Work® Institute, India, ‘Aon Best Employers India’ awards in recognition of SPN’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices, consistently ranking amongst India’s Top 10 Companies with Best Health & Wellness Practices by SHRM & CGP Partners and listed by Working Mother & AVTAR as one of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India.

Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited is in its 26th year of operations in India. It has a subsidiary, MSM-Worldwide Factual Media Private Limited and an affiliate, Bangla Entertainment Private Limited, in India.