Mumbai: The revamped Wankhede stadium on Tuesday received a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Mumbai Fire Brigade to stage World Cup matches.

The stadium was recently under scanner of the fire department for not following safety norms.

"We have given NOC to the stadium. They have fulfilled all the fire safety norms at the stadium," said deputy chief fire officer AN Shinde, who inspected the stadium with his team.

A team of fire officials conducted an inspection at the stadium on Tuesday morning to check the fire safety mechanism. This was the fourth inspection conducted by the department.

Last week, the Mumbai Fire Brigade had expressed displeasure over the fire safety system at the newly renovated stadium, which will hosts three World Cup matches including the final on April 2.

The department had found irregularities at the stadium including sprinklers at the stands and ventilation problem in the basement.

The fire officials had given the lapses in writing to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

NOC is provided when the structure is adequately ventilated and has all the necessary preventive measures and systems in place, he said.

(Agencies)