T20 World Cup Semifinal: England-New Zealand keep silent in memory of late Chief Curator

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T20 World Cup: England and New Zealand teams observe a minute of silence in memory of the commissioner

Players from the England and New Zealand teams observed a minute’s silence in memory of Abu Dhabi’s chief curator Mohan Singh ahead of the first T20 World Cup semi-final here on Wednesday. Everyone present inside the Sheikh Zayed Stadium mourned the death of the Indian curator before the national anthems of both teams were played.

Singh was found dead in his room before the game between Afghanistan and New Zealand on Sunday. According to UAE cricket sources, 45-year-old Singh from Uttarakhand was going through a depression and was found in a suspicious room condition while inspecting the pitch of the match a few hours ago in which New Zealand entered the semi-final. . finals after posting an eight wicket victory.

Abu Dhabi Cricket and the ICC (International Cricket Council) expressed their condolences but did not reveal the cause of his death. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.

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Singh had worked with the chief curator of the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) Daljit Singh in Mohali, after which he moved to the United Arab Emirates in early 2000. Players from both teams also knelt to support the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign, as they have done throughout the tournament.

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