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T20 World Cup 2024: Threat of terror attack on India-Pakistan match, increased security in New York

A temporary stadium has been constructed at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, New York State. With a capacity of around 30 thousand spectators, Team India will play 4 matches including practice matches in this stadium, the most special of which is the India-Pakistan match on June 9. For which the largest crowd will gather.
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Counting days are now left for the start of the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup is going to be held in America for the first time. Curiosity among cricket fans is continuously increasing regarding this. However, on the other hand, the terrorist organization ISIS-K (Khorasan) has a bad eye on this match to be held in New York. There is a threat of terrorist attack on this match. Keeping this in mind, the New York police have decided to increase the security system further.

Cricket is getting such importance for the first time in America. The impatience of the fans is at its peak especially regarding the match between India and Pakistan. This match is as important as any World Cup final and attracts everyone's attention. However as usual not only the fans but also some forces intent on ruining the game have their eyes on him.

India-Pakistan match on June 9

There are 3 venues in America for the T20 World Cup 2024, out of which New York is going to host a cricket match for the first time. For this, a temporary stadium has been prepared in Eisenhower Park, Nassau County, New York State. With a capacity of around 30 thousand spectators, Team India will play 4 matches including practice matches in this stadium, the most special of which is the India-Pakistan match on June 9.

This match will gather the largest crowd. The maximum number of spectators is expected for this match and hence the security risk will be highest during this time.

The threat of 'lone wolf' attacks

According to a report by Times of India, ISIS-K has only threatened the India-Pakistan match. The group released a threatening video and asked its assailants to carry out a 'lone wolf' attack (one attacker) on the India-Pakistan match, after which the Nassau County Police Department went on extra alert.

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder was quoted as saying that every type of threat is taken seriously when such an incident occurs and there are such large crowds, but in recent times it has focused on the India-Pakistan cricket match.

Demand to create no fly zone

He said that the threat in the video showed drones flying over the stadium and the date 9/06/2024 was also written. The India-Pakistan match is also on the same day, keeping in mind the threat of drone attacks, Nassau County hosted the US. Aviation Administration requested to declare match venue, Eisenhower Park and surrounding area as 'no-fly zone' Completed

However, New York's governor believes there is no serious threat to the World Cup, but has asked the police department to tighten security. Gov. Cathy Hoechl said her administration is continuing to monitor the situation and is working with Nassau County officials to ensure the safety of spectators in every way possible.

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