T20 World Cup Threat: Pakistan-Afghanistan Terror Link Sends Warning to West Indies; 39 Matches to Be Held in West Indies

The active terrorist organization IS Khorasan has threatened terrorist attacks during the T20 World Cup in Pakistan-Afghanistan. Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley stated that the terrorist organization has issued video messages to many countries, including West Indies.

Tournament Schedule and Venue

The T20 World Cup will be held from June 2 to June 29 in West Indies and America. All league matches of India will be held in America. If a team qualifies for the Super 8, those matches will be held in West Indies.

Nature of the Terror Threat

Islamic State-affiliated media has issued threats of violence during various events in many countries. The IS Khorasan branch in Afghanistan-Pakistan has released a video message through the propaganda channel Nasir-e-Pakistan, appealing to supporters to endorse attacks in these countries.

Response from West Indies Government and Cricket Board

West Indies Cricket CEO, Johnny Grave, stated, “We are working closely with authorities. We are ensuring that host countries and cities are under constant surveillance, and we are prepared to face any possible risks.”

Venue for Matches

In West Indies, matches will be held in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. Matches will be held in Florida, New York, and Texas in America.

Threats to Co-Host America

According to reports, there have been no specific threats of attacks during the World Cup in America so far.

India’s Matches in America-West Indies

Team India is in Group A, which includes Canada, America, Pakistan, and Ireland. All league matches of this group will be held in America. If Team India ranks first or second in this group, they will qualify for the Super 8 matches.

Super 8 Matches and Beyond

All Super 8 matches will be held in West Indies. After that, there will be 2 semi-finals and a final in West Indies as well.

Total Matches and Distribution

In the T20 World Cup 2024, a total of 55 matches will be played, including group matches, knockouts, and the final, with 39 matches in West Indies and 16 in America. All knockouts and the final match will be in West Indies.

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