Hindus cricket team

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The Hindus 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 Hindu community in Bombay.

The Hindus joined the Bombay tournament in 1906, when they challenged the Europeans cricket team and the Parsees cricket team. The competition was renamed as the Bombay Triangular.

Among the noted Hindus players was Palwankar Baloo, who is regarded as India's first great spin bowler.

Sources[edit]

  • Vasant Raiji, India's Hambledon Men, Tyeby Press, 1986
  • Mihir Bose, A History of Indian Cricket, Andre-Deutsch, 1990
  • Ramachandra Guha, A Corner of a Foreign Field - An Indian History of a British Sport, Picador, 2001