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T20 World Cup 2024: Security to be raised in New York ahead of India-Pakistan clash

Updated on: 30 May,2024 05:30 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Team India will be featuring in four matches of the T20 World Cup 2024 in the US. This includes their match against Ireland on June 5 followed by Pakistan's clash on June 9 and USA and Canada matches on June 12 and 15, respectively

T20 World Cup 2024: Security to be raised in New York ahead of India-Pakistan clash

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One of the biggest rivalries in cricket, India and Pakistan will be played on June 9 in the T20 World Cup 2024. Ahead of the electrifying clash, the security cover will be raised at New York's Eisenhower Park stadium following reports of threats to the match, reported ESPNCricinfo.


As per a statement by the governor's office, the situation is being monitored and according to their intel "there is no credible public safety threat at this time."


Eisenhower Park Stadium which is located 25 miles east of Manhattan will be hosting eight matches of the T20 World Cup 2024. This also includes the battle of two Asian arch-rivals. The governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, said that she is working with the law enforcement authorities to make sure these games go on smoothly.


"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," she said as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.

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"Public safety is my top priority and we are committed to ensuring the Cricket World Cup is a safe, enjoyable experience," she added.

ESPNCricinfo has learnt that no corroborative evidence has been found by authorities to back the reported threat. But the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that security will be "robust" throughout the T20 World Cup 2024 across all venues.

An ICC Spokesperson said, "The safety and security of everyone at the event is our number one 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."

Team India will be featuring in four matches of the T20 World Cup 2024 in the US. This includes their match against Ireland on June 5 followed by Pakistan's clash on June 9 and USA and Canada matches on June 12 and 15, respectively.

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian side has arrived in New York and has started their practice sessions since Tuesday. Stalwart Virat Kohli is yet to join the team as he has been given a break after having a great run in the IPL 2024.

The Men in Blue have arrived in New York since Tuesday and have been training, though star India batter Virat Kohli is yet to reach as he has been given a break following a brilliant Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), securing the Orange Cap for most runs with 741 runs in 15 games.

Earlier, the International Cricket Council and West Indies along with the USA, the hosts of the T20 World Cup 2024 assured that every possible measure is being taken to ensure the safety of the fans and players.

(With ANI Inputs)

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