Security ‘beefed up’ in New York for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup clash between Pakistan and India

Security Arrangements in New York will be “elevated” for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, especially ahead of the marquee clash between India and Pakistan at Eisenhower Park in Long Island

The South Ssian rivals are set to meet at the Nassau County Stadium in Eisenhower Park, Long Island on June 9 in a group a fixture that is expected to be a sellout, attracting tens of thousands of cricket fans to New York.

However, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said the police department will not take any chances.

Ryder said the World Cup received a threat linked to isil in Afghanistan in April and more specific threats over the India versus Pakistan match and his department has taken many precautions, including the addition of 100 additional police officers to the normal staffing for the rest of the county, just as a precaution

The United States is hosting an ICC World Cup for the first time, along with West Indies, and half of the 16 matches being held in the US will be played at the purpose-built modular stadium in New York.


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