Like many who played stick ball in the parking lot as a child, Sanjay Gaikwad played cricket on the pitch.
Gaikwad, a civil engineering manager at Whirlpool Corp., grew up playing his childhood game in India. Having moved to the United States to pursue a career in engineering, he soon met others in Southwest Michigan who enjoy the sport.
Along with 80 other players, Gaikwad participates in the St. Joseph Cricket League each summer. The league formed in 2012 and has been evolving ever since.