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Rustom Cooper Becomes Oldest Living Middlesex First Class Cricketer

RUSTOM ‘RUSSI’ SORABJI COOPER BECOMES MIDDLESEX’S OLDEST LIVING FIRST-CLASS CRICKETERRustom Cooper, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, on 15th December 1922, today became Middlesex’s oldest first-class cricketer, aged 97 years, 183 days old. [...

Darius Pardiwala: Young Badminton Star

Today, even the under-10 category in badminton is not recreational. With the way Darius Pardiwala (Bombay Scottish) and Bhargav Chavan (Bhavan's Wadia) were guided throughout the final of the MSSA...

“Flex, Feroze !”

A Parsi tradition is back in the spotlight Alittle-known fact about the Parsi community is that they are also great connoisseurs of the body. One winter’s evening every year, hundreds of them throng...

Former India allrounder Rusi Surti dies at 76

Former India allrounder Rusi Surti, 76, died this morning in Mumbai. The Queensland, Australia-based Surti had been put on life support in hospital after scans revealed he had suffered a massive...

The first team from India to visit England

In 1886 Fifteen Parsees toured England in 1886, and though the results weren't great, they were well received India are currently preorder viagraparing to take on England, 79 years since the first...

Parsis and Body Building

When the annual Mr Zoroastrian contest in Mumbai was cancelled due to a lack of entries earlier this year, it signalled the fading out of the Parsi bodybuilder. The Parsis were among the first to...

Karachi Parsi Volleyball Tournaments

KARACHI: Come Ramazan and Parsis in Karachi gear up for a volleyball face-off which is not just a 46-year-old sports tradition, but a highly competitive one. By Kulsum Ebrahim | The Express Tribune...

Parsi Cricket Pioneers in Pakistan

WHILE we celebrate Pakistan’s sensational victory in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh at Dhaka we must also not ignore the fact that the game that we are passionately in love with owes much to the...

Mehrab Kaizad Bhaya Wins NCC Honour

The Maharashtra National Cadet Corps (NCC) has bagged the Prime Minister's Banner Trophy as Champion Directorate for the 15th time in 21 years. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the trophy to...

Neville Wadia, T20 and World Records

Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid... rethink your national Twenty20 priorities. For all those who thought the shortest format of the game is only a young man’s cup of tea, well, it’s just...

Parsi Biceps on View

The Parsis in Mumbai are known for their gusto in everything — be it their food or their festivals. This closely-guarded community which calls Mumbai its home is assumed to be in its decline. By...

Parsi Bodybuilding: A Photo Exhibition

I’ve been in this city for so long, and I found out only recently that there’s such a thing as a Parsi bodybuilding competition held here every year,” exclaims Aparna Jayakumar. By Pooja Pillai /...

Farokh Engineer: First and Dearest

A Parsee from Bombay who captured the imagination of an eight-year-old in Lancashire By Michael Henderson / cricinfo.com I first went to Old Trafford in 1967, the so-called Summer of Love....

Neville Wadia: World’s Oldest T20 Centurion

He is a grandfather and yet Neville Wadia's passion for cricket at the age of 63 is never-ending. He has been playing cricket for over 40 years now. Some six months ago, he achieved something...

Parsi athletes shine at World Masters Games

The rough football ground of Dadar Parsi Gymkhana is cultivating rare laurels. Two middle-aged neighbours have won India a gold and a silver medal at the prestigious World Masters Games held in...

Rehan Pocha: In Conversations

It was in the winter of 2004 when Rehan Poncha had decided to quit what he did best. At 18, with four junior national titles and a handful of international medals at the Asian Age Group meets and...

Nari Contractor on the Decline of Parsi Cricket

Parsi Cyclists, one of Mumbai's oldest clubs, will complete its centenary in early October. The club which has produced some fine cricketers in Nari Contractor, Polly Umirgar, Rusi Surti, Farokh...

Kyra Shroff: Parsi at Wimbledon

Kyra eyes main draw Mumbai's Kyra Shroff will be India's lone campaigner at the Junior Wimbledon this year. Hoping to make it to the girls' singles main draw, Kyra is currently playing at a Grade...

Nari Contractor to visit the Caribbean

Four decades after suffering a near-fatal skull injury while ducking into a bouncer in a tour game, former India captain Nari Contractor will visit the Caribbean later this month as a special...