New York is set to increase security measures for the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup in June, as announced by the governor on Wednesday. This decision comes in the wake of reported threats, particularly associated with the India-Pakistan match.

Governor Kathy Hochul stated, "In preparation for the @cricketworldcup, my team has been working with federal & local law enforcement to keep attendees safe." Furthermore, she added that there were currently no credible threats.

An ABC News report referred to a bulletin from the New York City Police Department, warning that the tournament and its related events in the city could be seen as potential opportunities for extremist acts of violence or disruption. The bulletin cited recent pro-ISIS propaganda specifically mentioning the upcoming India-Pakistan match at this major event, raising concerns and emphasizing the necessity for heightened vigilance among security partners.

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder disclosed that the World Cup had received an ISIS-K-linked threat in April, with more specific threats emerging in relation to the India-Pakistan match. The matches between India and Pakistan are highly anticipated due to the political tensions between the two countries, and are among the most watched sporting events globally.

Highlighting the directive to increase enforcement presence, surveillance, and screening processes for the tournament, Governor Hochul pointed out the proactive measures undertaken by the New York State Police.

It is important to note that cricket is represented in three formats - Tests, One Day Internationals, and T20s. The ninth T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place from June 1-29, featuring matches in nine stadiums across the West Indies and the United States. The India-Pakistan match on June 9 is scheduled to be held at the Eisenhower Park stadium in Nassau County, New York.