Former Essequibo cricketer Madholall to be cremated later this week

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Former national youth batsman Shivnanand Madholall passed away on Friday last after a brief period of illness. He was 30. Shivnanand contracted dengue fever and was a patient at the Suddie Hospital.

Shivnanand will be cremated later this week.

The left-hander represented Guyana and Essequibo with distinction during the late 90s and early 2000s.

Shivnanand comes from a family with a rich cricketing history. His brothers Rovendra, Ravendra and Narendra all represented Essequibo at the Inter-County level. Rovendra went on to play for Guyana.

Former Essequibo Inter-county skipper Elroy Stephney said he was shocked to hear of Madholall’s passing. Further, he related that Shivanandan was a talented player and had mentioned his desire to make a comeback.

“It is indeed sad to learn about his sudden passing. Recently we had a chat and he spoke enthusiastically about his comeback in the game after a break due to family and work commitments,” Stephney related.

Shivanandan’s elder brother Rovendra, who lives in Canada, also expressed sadness and felt he could have been a fine cricketer once he was willing to come back on the scene.

“I am devastated with the news that my younger brother passed away; it was very shocking for our family and by extension the cricketing fraternity. Playing cricket with him and teaching him some basics and then he went on to play for Guyana. I still think he could have done more for his county and his country,” Rovendra said.

Over the past two years, Shivanandan had been a dominant softball player representing Cotton Field.

He leaves to mourn his father, mother, siblings, wife and two children, ages three years and four months.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 03:11