Cricket Bat Manufacturers Association of Kashmir has sent a legal notice of Rs 100 crore to Sony TV and Trambu Sports. In Sony's upcoming reality show Shark Tank India, Hamad and Saad, who came from Kashmir, had described their company Trambu as the number-1 brand in manufacturing Kashmir willow bats. Expressing objection to this, the association has sent this notice.
Cricket Bat Manufacturers Association of Kashmir, i.e. CBMAK, in the same TV show, has demanded an apology within 15 days and compensation for the loss. The association said- If the channel does not apologize within the deadline, it will have to pay a compensation of Rs 100 crore. This show was broadcast on Shark Tank India on 30 January 2024.
CBMAK President Faiyaz Ahmed Dar and Vice President and Spokesperson Fawajul Kabir told Dainik Bhaskar's Rauf Dar that the participants also claimed to be the first person to take Kashmir Willow to international cricket, which is completely false. Apart from this, he also termed the process of making the bat wrong.
Members of the Cricket Bat Manufacturers Association have suffered losses due to false claims made in Shark Tank.
Sales have been affected and the image of the industry has been tarnished. Misinformation has misled buyers.
Loss to more than 15,000 people directly associated with the industry and 1 lakh workers indirectly associated with it.
Dainik Bhaskar contacted Sony's team regarding this matter, but they have not received any response yet.
CBMAK is the recognized body of all cricket bat manufacturers in the valley. The bats made by its members have a distinct identity and are known for their quality. They are used by many star cricketers and customers across local, national and international markets.
'M/s.GR8 Sports India Private Limited', one of the core members of CBMAK, is Kashmir's first and only International Cricket Council, i.e. ICC approved brand. Apart from this, it is also the first brand from the valley to take its cricket bats to international cricket.