Abu Dhabi chief curator dies before New Zealand-Afghanistan match


Mohan Singh, chief curator of Sheikh Zayed Stadium, died in Abu Dhabi on Sunday before the clash between Afghanistan and New Zealand at the same venue. Mohan Singh moved to the UAE in September 2004 after working extensively with former BCCI chief curator Daljit Singh in Mohali.

Mohan Singh was the curator of Sunday’s clash between Afghanistan and New Zealand in the ongoing 2021 T20 World Cup. According to sources, he was found dead in his hotel room before the Super 12 match between Afghanistan and New Zealand.

“It happened today and all the details will be revealed when things are clearer. It’s very unfortunate, “a source said.

Mohan Singh moved to the United Arab Emirates in September 2004, having served as a ground supervisor at Mohali Cricket Stadium since 1994. He has also worked with the former BCCI chief curator Daljit Singh in Mohali before moving to the Gulf Country.

Daljit, who has served Indian cricket for 22 years, said it was truly shocking to hear of Mohan’s death.

“He was a brilliant guy when he came to me. A very talented and hardworking person. He came from Garhwal and also remembers him as a family man.

“After he went to the UAE, he used to visit us every time he was in the country, but I hadn’t seen him in a while. Gone too soon and it’s really tragic, ”Daljit said.

The ICC he also condoned his death.

“We are deeply saddened and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, Abu Dhabi Cricket and everyone connected to the event,” said an ICC spokesperson.

A detailed statement on Mohan’s cause of death is expected to be released soon.

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