The match will be shown on beIN Sports 6 with Arabic commentary and on beIN Sports 2 English with English commentary.
BeIN Media Group and its flagship channel beIN Sports have secured exclusive rights to Premier Padel, the official new global padel tour, across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.
BeIN has agreed an initial one-year deal to broadcast the 2022 season with the option of extending the deal further. This agreement means padel fans across the MENA region will be able to watch at least 10 Premier Padel tour events this campaign, starting with today’s first category of the tour, the Ooredoo Qatar Major 2022, taking place at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex from March 28 to April 2, 2022.
The deal covers the following territories: Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Dijbouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.
Padel fans in the MENA region will be able to tune into beIN Sports 6 daily from 15:30 MECCA, 12:30 GMT for Arabic commentary and beIN Sports 2 English for English commentary.
Speaking about the deal, Duncan Walkinshaw, Acting Director of Programmes at beIN MENA said: “We’re delighted to add one of the fastest-growing sports in the world to our programme line-up at beIN Sports in MENA. The MENA region has embraced padel and it is fantastic news that beIN Sports has secured the rights to broadcast Premier Padel – giving the tour global reach. We can’t wait to get going tomorrow with the Ooredoo Qatar Major 2022, which will see the world’s top players battle it out to become the inaugural winners of a Premier Padel tour event.”
Premier Padel is the official global padel tour governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).
Padel is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world with over 25m players globally (a figure that has doubled in the past five years), with participation equally split between men and women, spanning all ages and backgrounds. In several territories, the sport is second only to football in terms of popularity. The sport is particularly popular across the MENA region.
Registrations for the Ooredoo Qatar Major 2022 have already seen records broken, with 123 pairs registered including players from 19 different countries. The prize money for each Major – which is also a record – has been disclosed as $574932.75 for each tournament.