New Delhi: The match between New Zealand and Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup was played on Sunday (November 7, 2021) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. In this match, New Zealand defeated Afghanistan by 8 wickets to end India's hopes of reaching the semi-finals. Indian Curator Mohan Singh, who prepared the pitch on which the match was played, has been reported dead under mysterious circumstances. He was found dead in his room before the match. However, the cause of death is yet to be revealed.
Abu Dhabi Cricket and International Cricket Council (ICC) have paid tributes to him. Abu Dhabi Cricket said in a statement, "We are deeply saddened to inform that chief Curator Mohan Singh has passed away today. Mohan had been associated with Abu Dhabi cricket for 15 years. During his tenure, he played an important role in the success of the venue. With the consent of Mohan's family and our groundstaff, the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup, the ICC of Afghanistan vs New Zealand, was held here on Sunday as scheduled. '
Abu Dhabi Cricket further wrote, "Tributes to Mohan and his incredible achievements will be honoured in the coming days. Our thoughts are with Mohan's family and we appeal to the media to respect his privacy at this sad time. '