Hyderabad: Uppal Stadium is hosting a game with temporary infrastructure because it lacks a fire no-objection certificate.

Hyderabad Cricket Association was able to gain permission to host matches by supplying stop-gap firefighting equipment . The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal lacks smoke alarms, automatic sprinkling units, or 20,000-litre water tanks .

HYDERABAD (Sydney): The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, which will host the India-Australia T20I match on Sunday, does not have a fire no-objection certificate (NOC), which was rejected in 2019 for non-compliance with guidelines and hasn't been renewed yet.According to reports, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) was able to gain permission to host matches by supplying stop-gap firefighting equipment.HCA president Mohd Azharuddin told reporters: We have asked for all permits, including the fire departments' nod, and we have asked for them.Since we are following every trend, there is nothing to fear.

According to a fire department official, it could be disastrous if a stampede situation like in Gymkhana arises.The approach road for large infra structures should have a minimum width of 100 feet.According to V Papaiah, Hyderabad's regional fire officer, the stadium lacks smoke alarms, automatic sprinkling units, or 20,000-litre water tanks to respond to a crisis.As HCA has failed to maintain the required 10 million yard mark, fire tenders can't move freely.

However, he hastened to inform the HCA that they have put in place safety measures for the T20 match.After an inspection of the stadium on September 3, the HCA and the fire services wing have installed fire-protection equipment, he said.However, there are several exit points in the stadium that provide fire officials with relief.During the game, four firefighters with 60 firefighters will be on standby, and another 40 volunteers will be at hand.

Papaiah said we also wanted a 2lakh litre underground water pump that was suitable for any emergency.