T20 World Cup on Alert: West Indies Faces Terror Threat, Security Bolstered

West Indies Faces Terror Threat

New Delhi: The upcoming T20 World Cup, co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States starting June 2nd, is facing a security scare after reports emerged of a potential terrorist attack threat. According to Cricbuzz, Cricket West Indies (CWI), the co-host board, received intelligence about a threat originating from northern Pakistan.

IS Threatens Major Events, Including T20 World Cup

The intelligence points towards a threat from IS-Khorasan, a branch of the Islamic State terror group operating in northern Pakistan. Media reports in the Caribbean region claim the threat originated from IS’s propaganda wing, “Nashir Pakistan,” which has a history of inciting violence against major events worldwide.

Caribbean Security on High Alert

The Cricbuzz report further reveals that regional security officials in Barbados, a key host nation, are closely monitoring the situation and potential threats to the ICC event. CWI, understanding the gravity of the situation, has assured top priority for everyone’s safety.

West Indies Faces Terror Threat

CWI Emphasizes Robust Security Plan

Johnny Graves, CEO of CWI, addressed the concerns by stating, “The safety and security of everyone at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is our number one priority. We also have a comprehensive and robust security plan in place.”