Shocking: Hundreds of theft cases in Pakistan India WC match raises serious concerns on World Cup security in India
The ICC World Cup match between India and Pakistan held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad was an electrifying spectacle, marked not only by thrilling cricket but also a concerning series of theft incidents that have raised serious security management questions.
On October 14, during the epic clash of cricket titans, the Indian team secured a remarkable victory against Pakistan, winning by seven wickets in front of a massive and passionate crowd at the world's largest cricket stadium. However, amid the joy of this cricketing extravaganza, an unsettling trend emerged as several cricket fans reported thefts of mobile phones and wallets.
The incidents drew the attention of prominent Indian sports journalist Vikrant Gupta, who expressed his concerns on social media. His video discussing these thefts quickly went viral. Gupta described how his friend's mobile phone was stolen from his pocket while entering the stadium, and many other fans shared similar stories of their belongings being pilfered. The fact that such thefts could happen at such a grand venue was astonishing.
The lapses in security and mismanagement have faced severe criticism since the Narendra Modi Stadium was hosting one of the most anticipated cricket matches on the international stage. Authorities are now under scrutiny regarding their capability to ensure the safety of spectators and their possessions.
Notably, the issue has garnered widespread attention, with even celebrities falling victim to these thefts. Model and actress Urvashi Rotila, present to witness the India-Pakistan encounter, revealed that her highly valuable 24-carat gold iPhone was stolen during the match. She reached out for assistance through her social media platforms, urging anyone who might find her lost phone to contact her immediately.