Name:Sir. Purshottamdas Thakurdas Memorial Annual Cricket Tournament 2009

Start Date:2009-03-15

End Date:0029-08-20

The Association organized day and night Cricket Tournament on Sunday, the 15th March 2009 at Mumbai Police Gymkhana Ground. The tournament was dedicated to our beloved Past President, late Sir. Purshottamdas Thakurdas.

It was fun and excitement all the way. Three teams representing Brokers, Buyers and Sellers and the fourth team of Ready Brokers team were formed.

Shri. Sushilkant P. Shah was the Chief Guest and presented the prizes to the winners.

Shri. Raja Gokulgandhi, Convener of CAI’s Events Committee had a challenging task to put things together for the event in a very short time. Shri. P.D. Mepani of Gokak Textiles was good enough to provide colourful T-Shirts bearing CAI’s Logo for the players. The teams were charged with full enthusiasm and took to quick practice sessions to give each other a tough competition.

The format of the tournament comprised three matches – two Semi Finals of ten overs each, one between the team of Ready Brokers team v/s. Sellers team and another between Buyers Team v/s. Brokers Team and the Final of 15 overs between the two winning teams of Semi Finals.

The matches began with great fanfare. In the first round, Ready Brokers team lost to Sellers team and Buyers team lost to Brokers team in the second match.

The stage was set for an exciting final between Sellers team and Brokers team.

Both the teams made valiant efforts and finally, Sellers team clinched the Sir. Purshottamdas Thakurdas Memorial Annual Cricket Tournament Trophy.

The winners in other categories were  -

Man of the Match


Shri. Udit Lakdawala

(First Semi Final)



Man of the Match


Shri. Rishit Dholakia

(Second Semi Final)



Man of the Match (Final)


Shri. Rishab J. Shah

Man of the Series


Shri. Rishab J. Shah

Best Batsman


Shri. Bhavik B. Mehta

Best Bowler


Shri. Manish Daga


Serveral members were present to cheer the players. It was a great occasion for fellowship and bonding amongst the CAI family members.

Shri. Raja Gokulgandhi and his team indeed deserve to be congratulated for organizing this exciting event which is going to be an annual feature.