Cricket Bat Manufacturers Association of Kashmir (CBMAK) has file a lawsuit against Sony Pictures Networks and Tramboo Sports Pvt. Ltd., the producers of the famous reality show “Shark Tank India”.
The controversy arise from assertions made on the show during an episode broadcast on 30th January, 2024.
A team from Cricket Bat Manufacturers Association of Kashmir, the recognise amalgam body of all cricket bat producers in the Kashmir Valley, sternly denied the Tramboo brothers’ claim to be the exclusive manufacturer of Kashmir willow cricket bats in an interview with Kashmir-based news source.
CBMAK were deeply concern about the Tramboo brothers’ assertions on “Shark Tank India,” stating that they had misled the public and cause major harm to their members business.
They allege that these misrepresentations have cause a “severe jolt” in the sales of their members bats and harm the reputation of the entire indigenous Kashmiri bat-making business.
CBMAK alleged that the Tramboo brothers falsely present themselves as the sole manufacturers of Kashmir willow bats, causing harm to CBMAK members.
This assertions have also misled the public and buyers, harming the image of the indigenous industry, CBMAK said.
“CBMAK emphasises its role as the true and only representative of Kashmir’s cricket bat manufacturers,” CBMAK said, claiming unwavering support from its members and portraying itself as the protector of the local bat manufacturing industry’s success and wellbeing.
The Association has also submit a comprehensive legal notice to Sony Pictures Networks and Tramboo Sports, requesting an on-air apology within 15 days.
Also, CBMAK has file a legal notice seeking Rs 100 crore in compensation for CBMAK’s losses, loss, and mental suffering.