Pakistan-India cricket match to be ‘high-voltage’ in New York

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On Sunday, New Yorkers will have a chance to enjoy a thrilling first for the city – a World Cup cricket match against rivals Pakistan and India between Asian powerhouses at the cultural crossroads the world over.

Ajith Shetty, president of two local cricket leagues, said that Pakistan-India is a game that everyone would like to watch, and that it is taking place in our backyard.”.

According to the Indian native, who spoke to AFP on Friday, he was extremely overjoyed.

However, the majority of the fans interviewed in the bustling Little India neighbourhood of Queens, approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the pop-up stadium at Eisenhower Park on Long Island, said that they would not be able to attend the game.

“I tried to find out about it, but it’s so expensive. I’ll watch it on my phone instead,” said Rajeet Krishna, 31, who lives in New Delhi.

It is a special match… there is a long history there. There have been 34,000 seats sold out for months in the stadium for Pakistan against India.

It’s a story about a lion and a tiger

Unlike the traditional five-day test matches that are often played in World Cups around the world, this World Cup will be played in the T20 format, where games usually last around three hours, rather than the five-day contests seen in the traditional test match format.

In the resale market, Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi, a former president of the league, has slammed the inflated prices of tickets on the resale market, with tickets going for at least $800.

In his interview with X, he pointed out that the tournament at the moment is not about making profits off gate collections, but about the expansion of the game and fan engagement.

There are many South Asian immigrants who are eagerly anticipating the face-off, not just from Indian and Pakistani communities, but from other South Asian countries where cricket is a popular sport.

58-year-old Faros Ahmed, a Bangladeshi-American, described the rivalry among the parties as like that between a lion and tiger.

As the manager of this restaurant and a Pakistani supporter, he told me that he was going to watch the game regardless of whether he was Indian or Pakistani. “I will watch it because this is going to be a high-voltage match,” he added.

“I would like to see India lose”

The two countries are both cricketing powerhouses, but head-to-head matches between the two nations are rare because they are both such strong teams.

The two sides do not face each other outside of tournaments organized by the International Cricket Council, the international cricket federation, and the last test match between the two sides took place in 2007.

Roop Sajnani, a Hindi native who runs a store specializing in saris, said that his company was taking revenge. “We are going to beat them,” he said.

In the exodus that preceded the partition of India in 1947, the 85-year-old recalled the struggles his Hindu family went through while fleeing what is today Pakistan for India.

It is not uncommon to find Bangladeshis running most of the shops and restaurants in Little India. In 1971, Bangladesh gained its independence from Pakistan, from which the majority of Bangladeshis were drawn.

It’s kind of funny to think that we are all just looking forward to the day when India loses to all the teams,” said Mostakim Shahed, a 20-year-old Bangladeshi student with a big smile on his face.

In his opinion, India is the best team in Asia when it comes to cricket,” he told me. The Indian cricket team is the richest in the world, and they already have the support they need, whereas Pakistan does not even have that much support.


As a result of Pakistan’s unexpected loss against the United States, ranked 18th on the world ranking table, and a loss that left the team at risk of elimination in the first round, the match on Sunday is crucial.

A Pakistani journalist who lives in New York said that while he was experiencing both excitement and terror about today’s match, he was in awe of the victory of the team.

It’s likely that Pakistan will lose. It’s likely to be a bloodbath. However, you can never write off Pakistan’s cricket team when it comes to winning a game. Period.”

In the country, where cricket is still well outside the mainstream and has remained well outside the elite, the US victory over sixth-ranked Pakistan has boosted interest in the sport.

Almost every news channel is now discussing this issue, people are explaining what is cricket, and people are getting a better understanding of what is cricket.” Shetty said.

Additionally, the local cricket organiser hopes that the tournament will bring “better infrastructure” for players in the New York City area in the future than just the tournament at the end of June.

There is, however, no guarantee that they will benefit from the dismantling of the Long Island stadium, which will take place in July, so local leagues will have to continue their search for a dedicated stadium.

Timenews1 provided that news.

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