After the success of Legends League Cricket, earlier this year in January, ARBA sports services (LLC) has announced a brand new Cricket tournament known as UAE Friendship Cup 2022.
The tournament is set to launch under the patronage of Sheikh Faisal Bin Khaled Al Qassimi and in association with the Safety Ambassadors Council of Dubai Police.
There will be four teams participating in this tournament. The teams will be India legends (Indian former cricketers team) led by Mohammed Azharuddin, Bollywood Kings (Bollywood Celebrities) led by Suniel Shetty, Pakistan Legends (Pakistan Former Cricketers Team) Led by Imran Nazeer, and World Legends (World 11 Cricketers team) led by Ajantha Mendis.
The tournament will take place on the 5th, 6th, and 7th of March In Sharjah.
Teams For UAE Friendship Cup 2022
World Legends 11
Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, Venkatesh Prasad, Nayan Mongia, Vinod Kambli, W V Raman, Ajay Sharma, Rajesh Chauhan, Nikhil Chopra, Sanjay Bangar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Robin Singh, Munaf Patel, Mohammad Kaif (subject to availability), Irfan Pathan (subject to availability)
Imran Nazeer, Salman Butt, Mohammad Yousuf, Yasir Hameed, Rana Naveed, Mohammad Irfan, Raza Hasan, Taufeeq Umar, Rahat Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Abdur Rehman
World 11 Legends
Abdur Razzak, Shahriar Nafees, Dollar Mahmud, Jupiter Ghosh (Bangladesh); Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chamara Kapugedara (Srilanka); John Simpson (England); Samiullah Shenwari, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Ashraf Sharafuddin (Afghanistan); Graeme Cremer, Brendan Taylor, Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe)
Suniel Shetty, Sohail Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Ritesh Deshmukh, Boby Deol, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Saqib Saleem, Kunal Khemu, Sharad Kelkar, Vatsal Seth, Apoorva Lakhia, Varun Badola, Sameer Kochhar, Indraneil Sengupta, Kabir Sadanand, Raja Bherwani, Tushar Jalota, Sahil Chaudhary
March 5, India Legends v World Legends 11
Mar 5, Bollywood Kings v Pakistan Legends
March 5, India Legends v Bollywood Kings
Mar 6, World Legends 11 v Pakistan Legends
March 6, Bollywood Kings v World Legends 11
Mar 6, India Legends v Pakistan Legends
March 7, Final
Time- 7:00 PM IST.
Format- There will be 10 overs per innings.
• Venue- Sharjah
Where to watch this tournament?
All the matches of the inaugural UAE Friendship Cup 2022 will be live-streamed on CricTracker YouTube channel excluding Sri Lanka.