Sports News

Security for Pakistan-India T20I WC match heightened in New York amid terrorism threat

The tournament, set to commence on June 1, will see India and Pakistan lock horns on June 9 in New York.

Security for the Pakistan-India T20I World Cup match is heightened in New York amid a terrorism threat.

As reported, a terrorist outfit has threatened to attack during the World Cup in New York.

The much-anticipated cricket tournament, set to commence on June 1, will see arch rivals India and Pakistan lock horns on June 9 in New York.

Pakistan will play two matches, while India has to play four games in New York.

On the other hand, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has said for months she has been working with the law enforcers to ensure the safety of visitors and New Yorkers during the cricket World Cup.

Dismissing the threat reports, Hochul said there was “no credible public safety threat at this time”.

However, she said they were continuously monitoring the situation closely.

“I have also directed the New York State Police to engage in elevated security measures, including an increased law enforcement presence, advanced surveillance, and thorough screening processes. Public safety is my top priority and we are committed to ensuring the Cricket World Cup is a safe, enjoyable experience,” she maintained.

While corroborative proofs for the reported threat are yet to be found, the International Cricket Council has stated that safety and security at the event was their top priority.

“The safety and security of everyone at the event is our priority, and we have a comprehensive and robust security plan in place.

“We work closely with authorities in our host countries and continually monitor and evaluate the global landscape to ensure appropriate plans are in place to mitigate any risks identified to our event,” an ICC spokesperson was quoted as saying by a cricket website.

The ICC T20 World Cup will be played at three US venues and six West Indies between June 1 and 29.

The tournament will kick off with the US facing neighbours Canada at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button