The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), has recently revoked the ban on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was debarred from entering the Wankhede Stadium. SRK was initially given a 5-year ban by the MCA in 2012, for an altercation he had with the MCA security staff and officials during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.
However, the vice-president of MCA, Ashish Shelar, with the approval of MCA president Sharad Pawar, has proposed the lifting of the ban on Khan. During a media interaction, the vice-predident said, “Today, in the MCA meeting, it was decided that the ban imposed on IPL’s Kolkata franchise owner Shah Rukh Khan should be lifted. With the prior approval of our president Sharad Pawar, it was proposed that the ban on him be lifted and the managing committee approved it unanimously. The ban on his entry in the Wankhede Stadium has been revoked.”
He also continued saying, “Action had been taken against him when required and we felt it was not good to take it any further. The whole managing committee consented on it. We felt it would not look good to bar somebody like this.”
Not only this, sources also say that Shah Rukh Khan had called up Sharad Pawar, requesting him to revoke the ban.