Cricket Club of India (CCI)
is located on Dinsha Wacha Road, near Churchgate
. It is one of the oldest and most well known cricket
clubs in India. It was conceived as India's Marylebone Cricket Club
(MCC) and is every bit as exclusive and luxurious as the MCC.
On 8 November 1933, the Cricket Club of India was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with its registered office in New Delhi
. As the name suggests, the principal object of the company was to promote sports in general and cricket in particular throughout the country. The promoters and some leading men who founded BCCI
five years before were the promoters of the Club. Originally, life members, who were later termed as founder members, paid Rs
100 and ordinary members paid Rs 10 for entrance and an annual subscription of Rs 15 . The CCI is one of the 30 members of the BCCI, the governing body of cricket in India.
The Cricket Club of India was also the birthplace of the famous Chinese-style dish Chicken Manchurian
; restaurateur Nelson Wang
, who claims to have invented it at the request of a customer in 1975 while working at the CCI as a cook.
The CCI also houses in the Brabourne Stadium
, which the club owns. The CCI is an affiliated member of the BCCI like any other state association, but unlike... Read More