Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi’s chief curator, Mohan Singh, passed away on Sunday ahead of the Super 12 fixture between Afghanistan and New Zealand.
Mohan is from Mohali in Punjab and worked in the UAE as a curator for the Abu Dhabi stadium. Sources stated that he was found dead in his room ahead of the all-important clash.
The cause of death hasn’t been revealed as of yet, but the local police have opened an investigation. Certain reports also revealed that Mohan allegedly committed suicide.
“It is very shocking news, he was very well known to me. He was very a hard-working, committed, and ambitious person. My condolences to the family,” former chief curator of BCCI, Daljit Singh, said.
“I will check in with his family” – Daljit Singh on Mohan Singh
Mohan was in his mid-40s and had moved to Abu Dhabi back in September 2004 after completing a training course in India at the Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali. He had been working there since 1994 as a ground supervisor before moving on to assist coaches.
“He would be in touch with me regularly, and I will check with his family,” Daljit mentioned.
Afghanistan is currently playing against New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed stadium, where the semifinalists for the T20 World Cup will likely be confirmed.