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Terror threat: Security tightened ahead of India-Pakistan match

The security in New York for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, scheduled in the USA and West Indies, has been beefed up after reports of threats especially related to the India-Pakistan match.

The high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan is set to take place on June 9 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has questioned the credibility of the threat and has assured that her team has been working to keep the fans safe and has elevated the security measures.

Hochul said in a statement that New York State Police had been directed to increase enforcement presence, surveillance and screening processes for the tournament, Reuters reported.

This development comes after several media reports stated that ISIS-K has called for a “Lone Wolf” attack on the India-Pakistan World Cup Cricket match next month.

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said the World Cup received an ISIS-K-linked threat in April and more specific threats over the India versus Pakistan match.

World Cup matches between India and Pakistan, which have not played a bilateral series in several years due to tense political relations, are among the most viewed sporting events in the world.

The T20 World Cup will begin on June 1 with the hosts USA and Canada taking on each other in the curtain raiser at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas. Meanwhile, India will start their campaign against Ireland on June 05 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York.

The India-Pakistan match will take place on June 9 at the Eisenhower Park stadium in Nassau County, New York.