Sheikha Moaza Al Maktoum sponsors 5,000 tickets for cricket lovers to watch UAE Friendship Cup at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

The star-studded cricket tournament featuring the cricketing legends takes 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

Press Release

Date: Dubai, UAE and Mumbai, India, March 5, 2022

Her Highness Sheikha Moaza Obaid Suhail Maktoum, is sponsoring 5,000 tickets for cricket lovers to watch the three-day star-studded 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 and takes place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from March 5-7, 2022.

They will lead four star-studded teams that will fight for the first UAE Friendship Cup that promises to bring the cricket lovers from all over the world at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the home of cricket in the Middle East.

The tournament that comprises seven ten-over format 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.

Usman bin Ahmed, Managing Director of Moaza Al Maktoum Investments LLC, said, “On behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Moaza Obaid Suhail Maktoum, we are very pleased to announce her sponsorship of 5,000 tickets for the cricket lovers of the UAE so that they can see their cricketing legends play live from the gallery.

“It is a personal gesture of Her Highness Sheikha Moaza Obaid Suhail Maktoum and reflects her support to the UAE Friendship Cup.”

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.

Aslam Gurukkal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arba Sports Services, organiser of the UAE Friendship Cup, said, “The popularity of the UAE Friendship Cup has created so much sensation that members of the UAE Royal Family has come forward to support the tournament. This gesture by Her Highness Sheikha Moaza Obaid Suhail Al Maktoum will go a long way in contributing to the UAE Friendship Cup and help us organize more such events in the UAE that will boost sports tourism in the UAE.

“The UAE Friendship Cup brings Bollywood charm and the cricketing legends of yesteryears today to popularize the game of cricket in the UAE. We have plans to make this an annual event that will bring the legends to the UAE every year to enthrall the crowd.”

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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