Former Guyana under-19 cricketer Shivanandan Madholall passed on
Essequibo, Guyana - Former Guyana Under-19 batsman Shivanandan Madholall passed away on Friday at his home in Essequibo due to illness.
The former senior Essequibo Inter-county cricketer died at the age of 30. The left-hander represented Guyana at the under-15 and under-19 levels from 1999 to 2002.
Shivanandan was the brother of former Guyana under-19 batsman Rovendra Mandolall, former Essequibo under-19 batsman Ravendra and Narindra Madholall.
Ex-Essequibo inter-county skipper Elroy Stephney stated that it was indeed socking to hear the sad news. He further related that Shivanandan was a talented player and had mentioned to make a comeback.
“It [is] indeed sad to learn about his sudden passing this morning; 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 comeback 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 some basics and then he went on to play for Guyana, I still think he could have done more his county and his country,” Rovendra mentioned.
Meanwhile, over the past two years, Shivanandan has been a dominant softball player representing Cotton Field Essequibo at the Guyana Softball League tournament.
He left to morn two children ages three years and four months.