The creators of the well-known reality show “Shark Tank India,” Sony Pictures Networks and Tramboo Sports Pvt. Ltd., are the targets of a lawsuit brought by the Cricket Bat Manufacturers Association of Kashmir (CBMAK). Statements made on the program on an episode that aired on January 30, 2024, are the source of the issue.
In an interview with Kashmir-based news outlet Kashmir Dot Com, a team from CBMAK, the acknowledged aggregation body of all cricket bat manufacturers in the Kashmir Valley, sharply refuted the Tramboo brothers’ assertion that they are the only producers of cricket bats made from Kashmir willow.
They expressed great worry over the claims made by the Tramboo brothers on “Shark Tank India,” claiming that they had misled the public and seriously harmed the companies of its members.
They claim that the reputation of the entire indigenous Kashmiri bat-making industry has been damaged and that these falsehoods have created a “severe jolt” in the sales of the bats made by its members.
“The bats made by CBMAK members are renowned for their exceptional quality, as evidenced by the endorsements and usage by numerous elite cricket players. The delegation said, “This lays the foundation for the association’s claims against Tramboo Sports.”
They claimed that in order to hurt CBMAK members, the Tramboo brothers misrepresented themselves as the only producers of Kashmir willow bats.
“We contend that Tramboo Sports’ false claims have caused a significant disruption in the sales and supply of CBMAK members’ bats.” The claims have damaged the reputation of the indigenous business by misleading consumers and the general public, they added.
The group claimed resolute support from its members and positioned itself as the guardian of the prosperity and well-being of the regional bat manufacturing business. “CBMAK emphasises its role as the true and only representative of Kashmir’s cricket bat manufacturers,” the statement purported.
In addition, the Association has sent Sony Pictures Networks and Tramboo Sports a thorough legal notice through its legal representation, demanding an on-air apology within 15 days. In addition, the organization has filed a lawsuit, requesting Rs 100 crore in damages for losses, mental distress, and other losses suffered by CBMAK.
Regarding the legal action, neither the show nor the station has released an official statement as of yet.