Cricket World Cup: Nassau County Boosts Security Measures Amid ISIS-K Threat

Official says security is still elevated due to ISIS-K threat against Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup in New York.

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman spoke about the months of security planning that went into preparing for the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan. This preparation involved coordinated efforts with federal partners such as the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The security measures are in place to ensure the safety of players, staff, and spectators during the high-profile match.

On Sunday morning, authorities received a more generic threat, prompting an increase in security measures. This includes enhanced monitoring of the fence line, car checks, and patrols with horses and drones. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder assured that the cricket venue will be the safest place in Nassau County for the day.

Prior to Sunday’s game, there was a credible threat from ISIS-K that specifically targeted the highly anticipated matchup at the cricket stadium on Long Island, referencing a viral online video calling for a “lone wolf to act out.” However, this threat has not been proven yet.

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