Home > News >

IPL 2014: DDMA serves show cause notice to DDCA

Rajasthan thrashed Delhi by seven wickets in the match © PTI
Rajasthan thrashed Delhi by seven wickets in the match © PTI

New Delhi: May 4, 2014

Delhi Government’s disaster management authority on Sunday served a show cause notice on Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) for allegedly failing to comply with its directives to put in place necessary safety measures including fire prevention provisions at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium during last night’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match.

In the notice, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has directed Chetan Chauhan, Venue Operations Manager and Vice-President of DDCA to personally appear before it to explain the “reasons” for “lapses” and asked why punitive action would not be taken against the cricket association for non-compliance of an previous order to put in place safety norms during IPL matches.

The notice mentioned about a fire incident at the stadium last evening during the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils and asked Chauhan to submit an action taken report regarding preparedness of DDCA regarding disaster management.

When contacted Chauhan said he has not received any notice from DDMA. He said someone had put a cigarette on a pile of empty cartons which resulted in the fire last evening.

“Till evening, I have not got any notice. If there is any notice from them, we will certainly comply with all the safety precaution required. We have decided not to allow accumulation of empty food cartoons left by the spectators,” Chauhan said.

The DDMA said it will not compromise on safety of thousands of spectators.

The notice, signed by DDMA’s Central District CEO Rajnish Singh, said non-compliance of direction will be viewed seriously under Disaster Management Act, 2005 and punitive action will be taken as per provisions.

The DDMA said an inspection was carried out last evening and it was found that DDCA had not complied with the earlier orders to address shortcomings detected during an inspection on May 2 and called it as a case of “clear negligence” on the part of DDCA.

The DDMA said specific instructions were issued to DDCA on April 24 and 25 to put in place specific fire safety measures.

Asked about the fire incident during the match, Director of Delhi Fire Service, AK Sharma said a small fire was reported which was doused immediately.

“We had given an No Objection Certificate for the match,” he said.

The DDMA has also asked licensing unit of Delhi Police to take note of the fire incident while giving license for coming IPL matches. “Necessary action may be ensured accordingly.”

When asked about the issue, Additional Commissioner of Police (Licensing) A K Sharma said: “We had given licence for the match only after an NOC from the Fire dept. Not just the fire dept, the licence was given only after clearance from district police, traffic police, electricity department and all concerned department.”

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

India vs West Indies 4th ODI at Dharamsala

Videos

AB de Villiers speaks ahead of New Zealand ODIs

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: 5 memorable matches

Yasir Shah: The new spinning sensation for Pakistan

Virat Kohli takes wicket with the first (0th?) ball of his T20I career

Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography — a litany of complaints with a few redeeming patches

Banning West Indian players in IPL can affect the ‘Brand value’ of the event – Will BCCI take this gamble?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 BCCI India India vs West Indies India vs West Indies 2014 New Zealand Pakistan Salaam Cricket South Africa West Indies West Indies cancel India tour 2014 West Indies tour of India 2014 West Indies vs India West Indies vs India 2014

ICC World Cricket League 2014: Associate nations confident of good show

West Indies players allowed to play IPL

ICC World Cup 2015: Hagely Oval gets ICC accreditation

Rohit Sharma to make comeback, Manoj Tiwary to lead in practice match against Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Venues for 5 ODIs announced

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli as captain, and other points of interest from squad for first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: MS Dhoni gets much-needed break ahead of Australia tour

Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20 ODI hundreds

A Pakistan all-time XI: A galaxy of captains

James Neesham can provide more impetus to New Zealand’s weakened batting up the order

Fan of the Day

Gautam Singh

Gautam Singh

474 Posts | 5 Fans

Video Highlights Mohammed Yousuf drops catch after watching a girl in bikini

Sonakshi Sinha turns producer!

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus zero-interest EMI options won’t be available in India: Report

Vijay assures smooth release of Kaththi!

गर्भवती महिलायें दिवाली में रहें सावधान

Mayawati: Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in polls not a verdict for Union government

iFixit cracks open the new Mac mini, finds soldered RAM inside

हड्डियों पर फ्लोराइड के हानिकारक दुष्प्रभाव

BCCI to move court against WICB, suspends bilateral tours

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here