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'Going To Be Ready For...': Nassau County Executive Ensures Tight Security For IND-PAK T20 WC Clash

India and Pakistan clash at Nassau County Stadium on June 9 [x.com]India and Pakistan clash at Nassau County Stadium on June 9 [x.com]

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman has assured heightened security measures for the highly anticipated India vs Pakistan match in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.

The match, set for June 9 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, is expected to draw massive crowds due to the intense rivalry between the two teams.

Tightened security for IND-PAK WC Clash

A recent threat, allegedly posted by a group supporting an Islamic State terrorist organization, referenced "Nassau Stadium" and the India-Pakistan clash. 

In response, Blakeman emphasized that comprehensive security preparations are underway to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event.

"Well, we've been gearing up for that match because we know it's the biggest match in the world and we'll have extra security that day. We have our Nassau County Police Department, which handles major events all the time. They do a great job. We have our New York state police. We have our state park police, FBI, Port Authority Police, MTA police, fire marshall, and volunteer firefighters. 

We're going to be ready. Customs and Border Patrol is here today. We're going to be ready for anything that might occur, and we're pretty confident it won't happen. But if it does, we're ready," Blakeman told ANI.

Patrick Ryder, the commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department, also assured that the venue would be the safest place in the county on June 9.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has guaranteed "robust" security throughout the tournament at all venues.

India, led by Rohit Sharma, will begin their campaign against Ireland on June 5 at the same stadium. Pakistan will start their journey against co-hosts USA on June 6 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas.

The Indian team arrived in New York on Monday, preparing for their first game, while the cricket world eagerly awaits the epic showdown between India and Pakistan on Sunday.