One of the biggest encounters of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 would be of Pakistan and India at Manchester. The high voltage clash between these two cricketing giants always generates buzz irrespective of which part of the world it is being held.
Considering the magnitude and importance of this clash, the security has been given a major boost for the venue. According to English media, more than 500,000 applied for the 25,000 tickets on offer for the match. The heightened political feud between the two countries is the reason for boosting the security for the match.
Armed officers will form part of the most complex police operation Old Trafford has ever seen for a cricket match when India and Pakistan clash in the World Cup. Officers will also monitor the political situation between India and Pakistan in the build-up to the fixture.