Mumbai: Former Mumbai cricketer and 'Kanga League' big player Mehli Irani died in Dubai. He was 90 years old. Kanga League is a well-known cricket tournament of the monsoon season in Mumbai. Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) top committee member and famous curator Nadeem Menon told the media on Monday that Irani died in Dubai on Saturday and was cremated the day after.
A left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Irani participated in the Kanga League for nearly 50 years. He represented the Bombay Gymkhana and Parsi Cyclists at the club level. Another MCA official said that he played just one match for Bombay (now Mumbai) against Baroda in 1953-54.
Test players like Nari Contractor, Farooq Engineer, Karsan Ghavri, and Ghulam Parkar played under the captaincy of Irani in the Parsi Cyclists team. The former Indian captain, who played alongside Irani, has mourned his death, saying that he was a good cricketer.