Security Cover Raised For IND vs PAK T20 World Cup Match In New York After Terror Threat

Security measures have been heightened for the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 match at New York’s newly-built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, following reports of a potential terror threat to this high-profile ICC fixture.

In an official statement released by the governor’s office, it was asserted that they are closely monitoring the situation, reassuring the public that “there is no credible public safety threat at this time.”

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India and Pakistan are set to clash in IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup 2024 match at New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 9.

Statement From New York Governor Kathy Hochul

“In preparation for the Cricket World Cup, my Administration has been working for months with federal law enforcement and Nassau County to ensure New Yorkers and visitors are safe. This has included close coordination with the New York State Police Counter Terrorism Unit and New York State Police Troop L, based on Long Island.

“While there is no credible public safety threat at this time, we continue to monitor 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.”

Before India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match in New York on June 9 at the Nassau County ground, Rohit Sharma & Co. will play a warm-up match against Bangladesh on June 1 at the same venue. 

After their match against Pakistan on June 9, India’s schedule in the T20 World Cup 2024 includes a game against hosts USA on June 12, followed by a match against Canada at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on the same ground on June 15.