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7th Zoroastrian Unity Cup Soccer Tournament

Dear Friends,

It’s that time of year again! The Zoroastrian Sports Committee (ZSC) invites you to join us for the 7th Zoroastrian Unity Cup Soccer Tournament,  scheduled for this Labor Day weekend in beautiful Southern California. Get your teams ready, get your fans hyped up and join us for a weekend of soccer, friends, and as always, more lasting memories.
What: 7th Zoroastrian Unity Cup Soccer Tournament
When: September 3 – 4, 2011
Where: Redondo Beach, Sunny Southern California
Mark your calendars, spread the word and watch out for applications, available soon on We’ll send you an update when applications are online.
We hope to see you soon and thank you for your continued support!
Zoroastrian Sports Committee

Parsi club serves cricket at 85

Parsi club turns 85, continues to serve cricket

Dadar Parsi Zoroastrian Sports Club (DPZSC) is one of the well known maidan clubs in the city.

It may not be on par with the traditional Dadar Union Sporting, Parsee Cyclist, Shivaji Park Gymkhana or the three gymkhanas at the Kennedy Seaface — Hindu, Islam, Catholic or Parsee — which have rich cricketing history but the Matunga’s Dadkar Maidan club is still sought after in Mumbai.

The club, which came into being in 1926 under the leadership of a cricket-loving Parsi —Jahangir Pithawala — celebrated its 85th anniversary on Monday.

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Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

24th Jiji Irani Cricket Trophy


The 24th Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament played annually between the Parsis of Kolkata, Nagpur, Jamshedpur, Secunderabad/Hyderabad and Surat, was held in Surat from 3rd to 7th November 2010. Secunderabad captained by Jamsheed J. Hormusjee won the tournament for the second consecutive year. Three teams, Jamshedpur, Secunderabad and Surat, were tied for the Championship with 3 wins each. Secunderabad were declared winners on a better runs per wicket average.

The Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament is played on a round robin basis, with each centre hosting the Tournament by rotation. It was started in memory of the late Jiji Irani, the father of cricket in Vidarbha district (in Maharashtra), by his daughter Diana Hormusjee and his son Dr Jamshed J. Irani, director, Tata Sons.

Varzavand Debara top scored for Secunderabad, scoring 176 runs in 4 matches which included 3 fifties. He was adjudged the batsman of the series and also got the awards for most number of catches (four) and most sixes (seven) in the tournament.

Khushal Jilla and Jamsheed Hormusjee played supporting roles by scoring 137 and 124 runs respectively and also taking 6 and 5 wickets respectively in 4 matches. Khushal bagging the man of the match award against Jamshedpur and Jamsheed bagged the award against Kolkata. Khoremand Siganporia’s spirited performance (31 n.o. & 4 wkts) earned him the man of the match award against Nagpur. Khushal Jilla was awarded the fielder of the series for the Secunderabad team and also won the award for the fastest fifty (32 balls).

Percy Irani was the star in the bowling department. He bowled well through the tournament and for his consistent performance was awarded the “Shireen Hormusjee Award” for the most promising youngster.

Minoo Siganporia, coach cum manager applauded the team efforts at the closing ceremony.

Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

Khurshid Mistry – Marathon

Bitten by the marathon bug

Shailendra Awasthi

Grant Road resident Khurshid Mistry, in her forties, is a proud woman today. She notices that her status among all her colleagues at UTI Mutual Fund and also in the building where she resides has climbed considerably ever since she finished 23rd among the women in the Mumbai half-marathon last month. It was her very first attempt. And nobody had been ready to believe that she could really go the entire distance of 21 km.

“Life has certainly changed for me since January 20…….

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Arjuna awardee Rehan Poncha

‘I have a very big ego’

Arjuna awardee Rehan Poncha feels that his competitive instinct helps him perform better than the rest

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Rehan revels in ‘Arjuna’ glory

He is an ace-swimmer, India’s hope in both C’wealth Games and the Asian Games and Bangalore’s only representative of the Arjuna Award. But, while addressing the media at an event organised by Jus Booster Juice to promote healthy living, Rehan Poncha looked every bit a kid who had got his first toy.

Funds for Annual Zartoshti Youth Sport Event – Tehran


Dear Friends:
The  Kanoon e Daneshjooyan e Iran (Iranian Z-Youth Association) earnestly requests well wishers and youth sponsors within and outside Iran for helping them in organizing the country wide Annual Zartoshti Youth Sport Event.
This special event is scheduled to be held in Tehran during the Summer 2010.
In the past 29-years this has been a splendidly well-organized and properly conducted sports event.
This year being the 30th anniversary of their “Founding”
(Securing a Government Permit for their Formal existence and functioning),
needs your financial support to keep the tradition live and alive
with more gusto and enthusiasm.
It is my hope that global Zarathushti organizations and philanthropic donors will
reach out to our Zarathushti Youth for this monumental event in our MotherLand Iran.
For more information, with your kind support please contact:
In the spirit of reaching out to our future generation
With Ahura Mazda’s Blessings of love and light from
Meher Amalsad


12th Zoroastrian Games – Early Bird Deadline

Dear Friends,
The deadline for early bird registration for the 12th Zoroastrian Games is fast approaching!  To ensure your space at the Games and at the social events, register by March 29, 2010 .  Due to popular demand, all social events and team registrations were sold out by the first deadline at the 2008 event. This year’s Games promises to have a much larger turnout.  So don’t wait, reserve your spot today!  Come one, come all…spectators, athletes, friends, and family!
What:      The 12th Zoroastrian Games
When:      July 1 – 5, 2010
Where:     The Beautiful Cal State University, Long Beach
To register online and find out more about this event please visit us at:
Please tell your friends and help us spread the word. 
If you have any questions, contact us at:
See you in July!
Best Regards,
Zoroastrian Sports Committee (ZSC)

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Courtesy : Niaz Kasravi / Behram Pastakia

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