Yahoo UK and Ireland – The historic Indian Gymkhana Club, Osterley, which is looking to attract more non Indian members – Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph

The Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club has long been a bastion of the migrant communities who arrived from the Asian subcontinent to settle in west London over the years.

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  • The historic Indian Gymkhana Club, Osterley, which is looking to attract more non Indian members – Geoff Pugh for the TelegraphThe Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club has long been a bastion of the migrant communities who arrived from the Asian subcontinent to settle in west London over the years.
  • “We want to encourage more diversity in the club,” says Indian Gymkhana’s cricket secretary Sanjay Sood.
  • Mr Sood hopes the arrival of Charlie Puckett, former secretary of the Middlesex County Cricket League, as the first white member to join the club will provide a boost to its new recruitment campaign.
  • Until Asian clubs began springing up in other parts of the UK it would draw Indian players from Essex, Bedfordshire and Kent to play on its pitches.
  • Mr Sood, 51, hopes that an influx of new members might even encourage less active members of the Indian community to sign up.


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