Presidency to Pentangular

Parsi cricketers scintillated in communal tournaments of yore
Kersi Meher-Homji

It is a well-known fact that the Parsi cricketers were the first to tour England way back in 1886. Some of us may not be aware that Parsis took part in all inter-community tournaments in India from 1892-93 to 1945-46, winning many matches in the last century. The history of Indian cricket is laced with the contributions of pioneering Parsis. They participated in the Presidency tournament against Europeans from 1892-93 to 1906-07 at Bombay Gymkhana and Poona Gymkhana. This tournament evolved into the Triangulars between Parsis, Europeans and Hindus held at the Bombay Gymkhana from 1907-08 to 1911-12, to the Quadrangulars between......

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