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Heightened Security Measures In New York For India-Pakistan Clash At T20 World Cup 2024
By CricShots - May 30, 2024 2:13 pm
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Security measures are being escalated in response to reported threats surrounding the high-stakes India versus Pakistan match in the T20 World Cup 2024 in New York. Despite this, a statement from the governor’s office asserts that there is currently no credible threat to public safety. The eagerly awaited showdown between India and Pakistan is slated for June 9 at the Eisenhower Park Stadium, located approximately 25 miles east of Manhattan.

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This venue is set to host eight matches from June 3 to June 12. Governor Kathy Hochul has emphasized that her administration has been collaborating with law enforcement agencies for months to ensure seamless organization of the matches without compromising safety.

“I have directed the New York State Police to implement enhanced security measures, including heightened law enforcement presence, advanced surveillance, and rigorous screening procedures. Public safety remains our top priority, and we are dedicated to ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience for all attending the Cricket World Cup,” she stated.

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Despite the absence of concrete evidence supporting the reported threat, authorities remain vigilant. ESPNcricinfo reports that the ICC has assured “robust” security measures throughout the event, including at the New York venue.

 

“The safety and security of all attendees is paramount, and we have developed a comprehensive and robust security plan. We collaborate closely with host country authorities and continuously assess global conditions to mitigate identified risks to our event,” noted an ICC spokesperson.

Both the ICC and Cricket West Indies, co-hosts of the World Cup alongside the USA, have reiterated their commitment to prioritizing player and supporter safety.

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India’s schedule in New York includes matches against Canada (June 5), the highly anticipated clash with Pakistan, a game against USA on June 12, and a warm-up match against Bangladesh on June 1. While Virat Kohli is yet to join the squad, the rest of the team has convened in the US and commenced training for the 20-team competition.