NZ vs AFG: Abu Dhabi head pitch curator Mohan Singh passes away ahead of Team India decider in T20 World Cup

What comes as bad news for cricket fans, Sheikh Zayed Stadium chief curator Mohan Singh passed away in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. As per sources in the known of development he was found dead in his room, ahead of the Super 12 match. The cause of death is yet to be ascertained, further investigation is underway.

Mohan Singh hailed from Mohali and was the curator of Sunday’s match between Afghanistan and New Zealand in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The match was touted as a decider for Team India in the showpiece tournament. The timing of events have come under the scanner but reports suggest there is no foul play

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

Mohan came to Abu Dhabi in September 2004 after training to be a curator in India at the Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali, where he had been employed since 1994, first as a ground supervisor as well as assisting the coaches.

He remained busy throughout 2021, he took care of the entire PSL, IPL and T20 World Cup.