POLICE have outlined their plans for the ICC Cricket World Cup, which is coming to Manchester in June.

Old Trafford is hosting hosting six fixtures in total – more than any other venue in the country.

Greater Manchester Police has announced they are working in partnership with licensed premises and other partners to ensure fans can enjoy the action safely, both at the venue itself and within the city in the Fan Zone.

Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw is in charge of policing during the ICC Cricket World Cup in Manchester.

He said: “We are looking forward to welcoming fans to the Manchester during the tournament and know they’ll be bowled over with what the city has to offer.

“With India versus Pakistan on Sunday 16 June, we will be hosting one of the most eagerly-anticipated matches of the tournament.

“There was a large demand for tickets for this match and it sold out shortly after going on sale. Therefore we’d request people not to travel to the venue if they don’t have a ticket.

“A fan zone will be established in Cathedral Gardens for this fixture, where the match can be viewed on a big screen, giving people the opportunity to watch the match in an outdoor environment among other spectators.

“It’s expected Manchester will be busier than usual on Sunday 16 June, so we’d advise people to bear this in mind when making travel arrangements.

“We encourage all fans to get behind their team responsibly and know their boundaries.

“Expect firm, fair and friendly policing. We are not out to spoil your fun, but we will not tolerate criminal behaviour.

“As always, we advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity.”

Along with the India v Pakistan game, Old Trafford will host England v Afghanistan on June 18, West Indies v New Zealand on June 22, Australia v South Africa on July 6, and semi-finals on July 9 and July 10.

For more information on travel information for the tournament, visit tfgm.com/travel-advice