Specials – M.E. Pavri: The first great Indian cricketer

  In his late 19th-century book A Chronicle of Cricket, writer Shapoorjee Sorabjee vividly described how the Parsis began playing cricket:  ‘Some enthusiastic boys at first only gleefully watched from a distance the game played at Fort George, and then hunted after and returned the balls from the field to the players. For such gratis […]

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Specials – Manek Bajana: The Parsi batsman who played for Somerset

  Manek Pallon Bajana was one of the most promising Parsi cricketers of his time. But interestingly, he never played a first-class match for the Parsis nor for any other team on Indian soil. Instead, he devoted almost his entire playing career to Somerset in the County Championship.   ‘Prince’ Bajana, a solidly-built right-handed batsman, […]

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