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Parsees cricket team

The Parsees (aka Parsis) cricket team was an Indian first-class cricket team which took part in the annual Bombay tournament. The team was founded by members of the Zoroastrian community in Bombay.

The Parsis were involved in the Bombay tournament from its outset in 1877, when they challenged the Europeans cricket team at the Bombay Gymkhana to a two day match. At this time, the competition was known as the Presidency Match.

The Parsis made two tours of England in the 1880s. See : Parsee cricket team in England in 1886 and Parsee cricket team in England in 1888.


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