Indian authorities are on high alert as the Cricket World Cup begins today since the threat of terrorism has alarmed both the hosts and the fans.
Terrorists have reportedly threatened to target matches in the city, increasing concerns about the security of players and spectators, according to reports in Indian media.
The Ahmedabad Stadium area has seen a significant boost in security. Approximately 3,000 police officers will be stationed at the location to ensure the security of visitors.
However, in order to provide complete security, the stadium’s entrance road has been closed during the games.
Furthermore, during games at the Ahmedabad Stadium, rigorous security measures would be in place. Only cell phones will be allowed for spectators to bring into the stadium; all other items are absolutely prohibited.
Five games will take place in Ahmedabad, including the ICC World Cup opener today and the eagerly awaited Pakistan vs. India match. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will also host the tournament’s championship game.