The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday lifted the ban it imposed three years ago on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium here.
Shah Rukh, owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), was banned from entering the stadium in 2012 after he misbehaved with the security staff following a match between KKR and Mumbai Indians. He was originally banned for five years.
“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,” MCA vice-president Ashish 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.”
SRK was banned on May 18, 2012 from entering MCA premises by the managing committee of the association headed by Vilasrao Deshmukh. Shah Rukh had denied that he misbehaved and said that he reacted after children, including his own kids, were manhandled by the stadium’s security staff.