Rustomjee Group promotes cricket at city’s Parsi Gymkhanas

Former Indian Cricket Captain, Nari Contractor today distributed cricket kits to young cricket players of Parsi gymkhanas across the metropolis.

At a function ahead of the Parsi New Year, Contractor distributed cricket kits to Parsi Gymkhana players with an attempt to popularize cricket among the community youngsters.

real estate company, has joined hands with Parsee Gymkhana and Parsee Cyclist Club.

Speaking on the occasion, Contractor said “Motivation is important for youngsters. Rustomjee’s initiative to distribute young cricketers will motivate them ahead of the season”.

He added “There are lots of talents in the community. However, it needs to be tapped and the younger generation needs encouragement, support and equipments. I am happy that Parsee Gymkhana and Parsee Cyclist Club along with Rustomjee Group have taken this initiative to fulfill the dream of the community.”

He also unveiled the new team jersey of the Parsi Gymkhana and distributed the cricket kit to 23 cricketers.

As part of the initiative Rustomjee has built cricket pitches at Rustom Baug, Malcolm Baug and will be providing nets and kits. Farhad and Soli under the supervision of Zubin Bharucha will provide coaching to the youngsters in Rustom Baug.

Incidentally, Parsees were first Indian to travel to England to play cricket matches in 1886. The community also produced cricketers like Russy Mody, Nari Contractor, Farokh Engineer, Rusy Surti.

Original article: Business Standard

  • Kawas Mistry

    First of all my hats off to a yesteryear’s Cricket Legent Nari Contractor for his nobel gesture to encourage younger generation of Parsis to take active and broader part on the stage of World Cricket by distrubuting Cricket Kits at the Parsi Gymkhana. Secondly I have yet to hear a BIG name of Parsi playing World Cricket just like yester years Cricket Heros from Parsi community like; Russy Mody, Nari Contractor, Farok Engineer and Rusi Surti!! It is high time younger Parsis develop interest playing Cricket, eat Cricket, breath Cricket and sleep Cricket!!

    =K.K.MISTRY=  AUG 23, TUE  9:37 AM VICTORIA, TX USA

  • Kawas Mistry

    First of all my hats off to a yesteryear’s Cricket Legent Nari Contractor for his nobel gesture to encourage younger generation of Parsis to take active and broader part on the stage of World Cricket by distrubuting Cricket Kits at the Parsi Gymkhana. Secondly I have yet to hear a BIG name of Parsi playing World Cricket just like yester years Cricket Heros from Parsi community like; Russy Mody, Nari Contractor, Farok Engineer and Rusi Surti!! It is high time younger Parsis develop interest playing Cricket, eat Cricket, breath Cricket and sleep Cricket!!

    =K.K.MISTRY=  AUG 23, TUE  9:37 AM VICTORIA, TX USA

  • J.N.Balsara

    Hats off to Nariman for taking the initiative to encourage our young Parsi cricketers as they do not want to step out into the maidans where the cyclists are situated. So the alternative was to create pitches in our Baugs. Unfortunately the Writer forgot the greatest Parsi cricketer of Yesteryears – the great Polly (Pallonji) Umrigar. And also it was one of my greatest moments to have watched all 4 Parsi Cricketers adorn the Indian colours together at the Brabourne Stadium.

  • J.N.Balsara

    Hats off to Nariman for taking the initiative to encourage our young Parsi cricketers as they do not want to step out into the maidans where the cyclists are situated. So the alternative was to create pitches in our Baugs. Unfortunately the Writer forgot the greatest Parsi cricketer of Yesteryears – the great Polly (Pallonji) Umrigar. And also it was one of my greatest moments to have watched all 4 Parsi Cricketers adorn the Indian colours together at the Brabourne Stadium.