The success of Road Safety World Series and Legends League Cricket has paved way for another tournament that will feature yesteryear cricketers. The Road Safety World Series was played between India, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, England, Bangladesh, and Australia. The former cricketers from these nations participated in the tournament in 2020 and 2021. In January this year, in Legends League Cricket, three teams – India Maharajas, Asia Lions, and World Giants featured in the tournament. Now, UAE Friendship Cup will be played this weekend. The tournament will be organized by the ARBA Sports Services LLC alongside The Safety Ambassadors Council of Dubai Police.
The tournament will be played on March 5, 6, and 7 and will feature former cricketers from India, Pakistan, and from other parts of the globe. Also, various Bollywood stars will feature in the tournament. Teams such as India, Pakistan, World Legends and Bollywood Kings will participate in the tournament. The tournament will be played in the 10-over format in Sharjah.
The four-team tournament will live stream on CricTracker’s 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