MCA lifts Shah Rukh Khan's 5-year ban to enter Wankhede Stadium
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday lifted the five-year ban on Kolkata Knight Rider’s (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) to enter Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The MCA on May 18, 2012 slapped the ban on actor SRK, over his alleged misbehaviour at the ground after an Indian Premier League match in which his franchise team KKR defeated Mumbai Indians.
MCA vice-president Ashish Selhar announced the news during the press meet.
“The managing committee of MCA has decided to lift the ban it imposed three years ago on Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium,” Selhar said.
“On the proposal of MCA president Sharad Pawar and me, the managing committee has decided to lift the ban. The ban was imposed on him for many years, so today we thought it would not look good to bar somebody like this. So we decided it should be lifted. Now Shah Rukh is open to enter Wankhede.”
After the game, a police complaint was registered against the Bollywood superstar for voluntarily causing hurt. However, since it was a non-perceptible offence, Khan wasn't arrested. SRK though later in statement, said that he was provoked after security guards touched a group of children he was accompanying, which included his daughter.
He arrived late at the stadium that day to pick his children and their friends. In his police complaint, as reported by NDTV, the security guard, Vikas Dalvi, said that he saw the actor and his entourage in the players' dressing room and asked them to vacate it because it can only be used by team members. The actor and his entourage then tried to walk onto the grounds of the stadium. SRK has not attended a single game since this incident happened.