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IND vs PAK: Tight security in New York for India-Pakistan match

By Akshay - May 30, 2024 03:25 PM

IND vs PAK: Tight security in New York for India-Pakistan match: In view of the threat of a terrorist attack, unprecedented security arrangements will be made for the T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Nassau County, New York on June 9. However, the state governor Kathy Hochul insisted that the threat is not credible this time. Eight matches of the tournament will be played at the Eisenhower Park Stadium in Nassau County, including three matches of India. The Indian team will also play a practice match against Bangladesh here on June 1.

What did the New York Governor say?

New York Governor Kathy said she has instructed the state police to increase security to ensure the safety of spectators. Kathy said in a post on X (formerly Twitter), 'In preparation for the World Cup, my team is working closely with federal and local law enforcement agencies to keep attendees safe. There is no credible threat at this time, I have instructed the New York Police to increase security and we will continue to monitor.

Global threat by ISIS-K

New York officials are taking security precautions following a global threat by terrorist group ISIS-K against the World Cup earlier this year, a CNN report said. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said on Wednesday that the tournament received an ISIS-K-linked threat in April.

Threats over India vs Pakistan match

The report said, 'This was followed by even more specific threats over the India vs Pakistan match on June 9 and references to a viral video circulating online that called for 'lone wolves to take action.' 'I can guarantee you this. This is the biggest security arrangement ever in the history of this county, and I can also guarantee you that the safest place in Nassau County on June 9 will be inside the stadium,' Ryder said in the report.

India will play three matches in New York

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Ireland on June 5. It will be followed by the much-awaited match against Pakistan on June 9. India are scheduled to face hosts USA on June 12. The terror threat to the tournament was first revealed by Trinidad Prime Minister Keith Rowley and the International Cricket Council (ICC) reacted to it, saying that a strong security cover has been put in place to ensure the smooth conduct of the tournament.

What did the ICC say?

The ICC had said, 'The safety of everyone at the tournament is our first priority and we have a comprehensive and robust security plan in place. We work closely with the authorities of our host countries and continuously monitor and evaluate the global scenario to ensure that appropriate plans are in place to mitigate any risks identified for our competition.'

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