T20 World Cup 2024: Snipers will keep an eye on Nassau Stadium in New York, IND vs PAK match is also to be played, know full details here

A temporary stadium has been built in New York for the T20 World Cup 2024. Many matches are to be played in this stadium, including the match between India and Pakistan. In such a situation, the security of this stadium has been tightened ahead of the first official match of the T20 World Cup 2024, which also includes the deployment of police snipers at secret locations around the field. The 34,000-capacity Nassau County International Cricket Stadium at Eisenhower Park will host the first match of the tournament on Monday, when South Africa and Sri Lanka will face off.

According to a BBC report, the Nassau County Police Department has made tight security arrangements to ensure that the matches to be held at the Long Island ground between June 3-12 are conducted without any incident. The Indian team is going to play a total of three matches on this ground, including one match against Ireland on June 5, while on June 9, India and Pakistan will clash on the same ground, which is the most high-profile match of the T20 World Cup 2024. A pro-ISIS group has reportedly threatened to target the tournament.

After the threat, security measures will include SWAT teams along with expert snipers. Police officers in plain clothes will also perform their duty inside the ground. In such a situation, the fans going to the ground will also have to be careful. During the India vs Bangladesh practice match, we have seen how the American police behaved with Rohit Sharma’s fan. In such a situation, if someone tries to break the security cordon in the main matches, he may have to face the consequences. Apart from this, the four drop-in pitches in the stadium will also be maintained so that they are not tampered with in any way.

The ICC told BBC Sport, “The safety of everyone at the event is our top priority and we have a comprehensive and robust security plan in place. We work closely with our host country authorities and continually monitor and evaluate the global landscape to ensure appropriate plans are in place to mitigate any risks identified to our event.”

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