In Memoriam: Shekhar “Shekhs” Aravind

Michigan Cricket Academy is deeply saddened to note the death of Shekhar “Shekhs” Aravind, President of the Midwest Cricket Conference, who died at 2.14 CST on Tuesday, 2 August, in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, following an accident on Lake Michigan at the weekend. “Shekhs” Aravind was 38. The MWCC web site notes that “He is survived by his beloved wife Mini and two loving sons – Tarun (7) and Tejas (5)”.   The USACA web site adds that “Shekhs, as he was familiarly called, became president of the 46-year old MWCC league last year. Midwest is one of the largest leagues in US cricket with some 46 clubs scattered throughout the Chicago, Peoria, Milwaukee, Madison, and St. Louis areas of the Midwest. As president of Midwest Cricket Conference, Shekhs was also a member of the Central East Regional administration. On behalf of the entire cricketing community, extends its sincere condolences to Shekhs family. He will be missed from the development of the sport in the USA.”

MCA Joint Head Coach Shyam Mayasandra expressed his profound sadness at the news: “What a tragedy for a young cricket lover, organizer, cricketer, representing the future organization of cricket in the US. His love of the game was infectious. I feel very sad seeing a fellow cricketer go like this. I still remember his beautiful inswinging delivery in last year’s Diversity Cup that got Dhani Ram from USA stars plumb in front! I was the umpire and had no hesitation in lifting my finger up. I can’t believe those legs and hands will not move any more to make another delivery like that. What sad news.”

MCA extends profound condolences to the family of “Shekhs” Aravind and to his friends and associates in MWCC.

MWCC has announced details of the funeral of Mr Aravind:

Visitation/ Public Viewing 

When: Friday, Aug 5, 2011 (4 PM CST – 8 PM CST)
Where: Colonial Funeral Home
a.k.a. Colonial Wojciechowski Funeral Home
8025 West Golf Road
Niles, IL 60714-1109
(847) 581-0536

Funeral Services(Cremation) 
When: Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 (12 noon CST) – 30 minute ceremony
Where: Montrose Cemetery & Crematorium
5400 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60630-1706
(773) 478-5400


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