Hyderabad : The 30th Jiji Irani Challenge Cup all-India cricket tournament will be hosted by the Zoroastrian Club of Secunderabad from January 11 to 15, according to a press relase on Saturday. It is named after the late Jiji Irani and started by his wife late Khorshed Irani, daughter Diana R Homuzjee and his son Dr Jamshed J Irani, ex managing director Tata Stell Ltd and executive director, Tata Sons.
Zoroastrian Club Secunderabad also announced the 17-member team for the forthcoming tournament to be held in Secunderabad .
Parsees teams from Secunderabad, Surat, Calcutta, Nagpur and Jamshedpur will take part in this year’s Jiji Irani Challenge Cup cricket tournament
The tournament in its embryo stage during 1977-78 used to be a two-team affair with Nagpur and Jamshedpur competing against each other under the banner Jiji Irani Challenge Shield. Over the years the game has evolved from a two-day business to a one-day event comprising of 30 overs.
The Jiji Irani Cup came into form once the Parsees in Secunderabad who occasionally played a few friendly matches with Nagpur saw the Jiji Irani Challenge Shield success and expressed a desire to join.
Following is the Secunderabad Team: Zarkash R Daver (C), Manek D Hormusji (vice-captain), Varzavand R debara, Jamsheed J Hormusjee, Khoremand M Siganporia, Jamshed K Reporter, Khushal P Jilla, Zehan D Patel, Percy K Irani, Dr Rohann A Bokdawala, Jehangir Irroni, Armaan H Chenoy, Mehernosh Engineer, Arshan F Bhathena, Shiamak N Bhathela, Jimmy Panthaky, Bejan F Ardeshir.