Another tournament that will feature yesteryear cricketers is right around the corner. The tournament – UAE Friendship Cup, was organised seeing the success of the Road Safety World Series and Legends League Cricket. The Road Safety was played in 2020 and 2021 where former cricketers from India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh, England, and Australia featured. Apart from this, Legends League Cricket was played in January this year. Former players from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, from around the globe featured in the tournament. Three teams such as India Maharajas, Asia Lions, and World Giants competed in the league.
The UAE friendship Cup will feature former cricketers from India, Pakistan and other nations. Also, Bollywood stars will feature in the tournament.
The tournament will be organized by the ARBA Sports Services LLC in association with The Safety Ambassadors Council of Dubai Police. The league will be played in the Ten-over format. Talking about the schedule, the matches will be played on March 5, 6 and 7 in Sharjah. The matches will be live-streamed on CricTracker YouTube channel except for Sri Lanka.
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
UAE Friendship Cup 2022 Schedule
March 5, India Legends v World Legends 11
March 5, Bollywood Kings v Pakistan Legends
March 5, India Legends v Bollywood Kings
March 6, World Legends 11 v Pakistan Legends
March 6, Bollywood Kings v World Legends 11
March 6, India Legends v Pakistan Legends
March 7, Final