Updated May 28th, 2024 at 21:25 IST

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match under terror threat; Pro-ISIS group post chilling warning

The India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2024 match is seemingly under the radar of a pro-ISIS outlet. A chilling warning has been amplified.

Indian players shake hands after India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match | Image:AP
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The much-awaited India vs Pakistan encounter which is scheduled to take place on June 9 at Nassau County International Stadium, in New York, USA is apparently under the telescopic vision of terrorists. The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 match is seemingly under the radar of a pro-ISIS outlet. A graphic of a hooded man with a rifle over his shoulders has been amplified ahead of the start of the tournament, and the poster is evidently referencing to the June 9  IND vs PAK match.

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India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2024 match under terror threat

Renewed fears of terrorist attacks have emerged ahead of this year's T20 World Cup following the release of a disturbing poster hinting at violence in New York. A pro-ISIS outlet released an image depicting a hooded man with a rifle over his shoulder, accompanied by the ominous message: "You wait for the matches... And we wait for you..." written in blood-red letters.
The poster references June 9 at "Nassau Stadium," the date and location where rivals India and Pakistan will face off in a group game.

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The poster also features images of drones flying over the stadium and a stick of dynamite with a ticking clock.


The T20 tournament is scheduled to take place in the United States and the Caribbean from June 1 to June 29. The ICC previously downplayed concerns about a terrorist threat to the tournament, despite reports that Islamic State had encouraged attacks.

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Earlier this month, with reports of threats circulating online, the prime minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Keith Rowley, said: "Unfortunately, the threat of terrorism in its many and varied expressions is an ever-present danger in the world of the 21st century.'
'Given the fact that bad actors can choose to misbehave in any way possible it makes it virtually impossible to completely seal off all opportunities."

"However, in order to ameliorate these dangers, we at the local and regional levels have remained alert to many threats and singularly or together have our intelligence and other security agencies working to protect the population in countries and at venues throughout the tournament." He added.

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 21:15 IST