Mohan Singh, the chief curator of the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, passed away Sunday, a few hours before the New Zealand-Afghanistan clash in the same ground.
His cause of death remians unknown.
Abu Dhabi released a statement, acknowledging Mohan Singh’s services.
“Mohan has been with Abu Dhabi Cricket for 15 years and has played a pivotal role in all of the venue’s success during that time. Tributes to Mohan and his incredible achievements will be honoured in the coming days,” reads the statement.
The ICC released an offical statement to condole Mohan’s death. “We are deeply saddened and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, Abu Dhabi Cricket and everyone connected with the event,” it said.
The New Zealand-Afghanistan game went ahead as scheduled at the request of Abu Dhabi Cricket, the ground staff and Mohan’s family, with New Zealand winning by eight wickets and going on to secure a semi-final spot.