New York is planning to enhance security measures for the T20 Cricket World Cup in June following reports of potential threats, especially in relation to the India-Pakistan match, announced Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday.

Governor Hochul stated that her team has been collaborating with federal and local law enforcement to ensure the safety of attendees in preparation for the @cricketworldcup. She also mentioned that there is currently no credible threat. However, ABC News referenced a bulletin from the New York City Police Department, expressing concerns that extremists may view the tournament and its associated events as opportunities for violence or disruption.

According to the bulletin, recent pro-ISIS propaganda specifically mentioned the upcoming India-Pakistan match at the major event, raising significant concerns and emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance among security partners. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder disclosed that the World Cup had received a threat linked to ISIS-K in April, along with more specific threats related to the India-Pakistan match.

Highlighting the significance of matches between India and Pakistan, which have not engaged in a bilateral series for several years due to strained political relations, Governor Hochul emphasized that these matches are among the most widely viewed sporting events globally. She also confirmed that the New York State Police had been instructed to increase enforcement presence, surveillance, and screening processes for the tournament.

Providing context on cricket, the article explained that T20 is the newest format among Tests and One Day Internationals. The upcoming ninth T20 World Cup is scheduled to run from June 1-29, with matches to be held at nine stadiums - six in the West Indies and three in the United States. The highly anticipated India-Pakistan contest on June 9 will be hosted at the Eisenhower Park stadium in Nassau County, New York.