New York Increases Security Ahead of India V Pakistan T20 World Cup Match


The Eisenhower Park stadium in New York will have increased security following reports of threats to the India vs Pakistan match on June 9 in the T20 World Cup 2024. The governor’s office stated that they are monitoring the situation and have not found any credible public safety threat at this time.

The stadium, located about 25 miles east of Manhattan, will host eight matches from June 3 to June 12, including the high-profile India-Pakistan contest. Governor Kathy Hochul indicated that her administration has been working with law enforcement authorities for months to ensure the smooth conduct of these games.

The New York State Police have been directed to implement heightened security measures, including increased law enforcement presence, advanced surveillance, and thorough screening processes. Governor Hochul emphasized that public safety is the top priority and they are committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for the Cricket World Cup.

While no corroborative evidence has been found to support the reported threat, the ICC has assured that security will be “robust” across the tournament, including at the New York venue. An ICC spokesperson stated that the safety and security of everyone at the event is their number one priority, and they have a comprehensive and robust security plan in place. They work closely with authorities in host countries and continually monitor and evaluate the global landscape to ensure appropriate plans are in place to mitigate any identified risks to the event.

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