Following the success of the Road Safety World Series as well as the Legends League Cricket, the ARBA Sports Services LLC in association with The Safety Ambassadors Council of Dubai are all set to stage a new cricket tournament which they have named the Friendship Cup UAE 2022.

The three-day-long tournament will commence on March Saturday, March 5 with the final scheduled for Monday, March 7. Four teams, including India Legends, Pakistan Legends, World 11 Legends and Bollywood Kings will be a part of the competition, with all the matches taking place at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

India Legends and World 11 Legends will kick start the tournament on March 5, followed by Bollywood Kings taking on Pakistan Legends later on the same day. All matches will be played in the T10 format, which means each innings will have 10 overs per team.

The Friendship Cup UAE 2022 is set to be nostalgic for many as some of the finest cricketers from the past have been invited by the organizers. This includes Mohammad Azharuddin, Venkatesh Prasad, Vinod Kambli and even Ajantha Mendis.

As far as glamour goes, the Bollywood Kings boast plenty of firepower in that department with the likes of Suniel Shetty, Sharad Kelkar, Ritesh Deshmukh and Bobby Deol being a few.

Friendship Cup, UAE 2022 squads

India Legends

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)

Pakistan Legends

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)

Bollywood Kings

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

Friendship Cup, UAE 2022 schedule and live India match times

Day and Date Match Venue Time (IST)
Saturday, March 5 India Legends vs World 11 Legends Sharjah Cricket Stadium 6:30 PM IST
Saturday, March 5  Bollywood Kings vs Pakistan Legends Sharjah Cricket Stadium 8:15 PM
Sunday, March 6 India Legends vs Bollywood Kings Sharjah Cricket Stadium 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 6 World Legends 11 vs Pakistan Legends Sharjah Cricket Stadium 8:15 PM
Sunday, March 6 Bollywood Kings vs World Legends 11 Sharjah Cricket Stadium 10:10 PM
Monday, March 7 India Legends vs Pakistan Legends Sharjah Cricket Stadium 6:30 PM
Monday, March 7 TBD vs TBD Friendship Cup, UAE 2022 final Sharjah Cricket Stadium 8:15 PM

Where to watch the Friendship Cup UAE 2022 live in India?

Live telecast of the Friendship Cup UAE 2022 will be available on the Sony Six and Sony Six HD TV channels in India

Live streaming of the Friendship Cup UAE 2022 can be viewed on the SonyLIV app as well as on FanCode.

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