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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on May 31st, 2014

The Manavadar Hockey team, toured New Zealand and Australia in May-September 1938.

The tour was sponsored by the Nawab of Manavadar, who was himself a player of note.

This 1938 Manavadar team had a number of fine players, including captain, Syed Mohammed Hussain (1911-1975), vice-captain Shabban Shahab-ud-Din (1909-1993), and Peter Fernandes (1916-1981), all of whom represented India at the 1936 Olympics, and also Feroz Khan (1904-2005), who represented India at the 1928 Olympics. At the time Manavadar were one of the leading Indian teams.

Sourced from www.sl.nsw.gov.au.

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