The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has lifted Shah Rukh Khan’s 5 year ban on entering the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This decision was taken by the MCA Managing Committee meeting on Sunday and SRK expressed his gratitude towards MCA for lifting the ban within 3 years itself. The actor has tweeted thanking the authorities for the same. Read the Tweet below:
My gentle father in law made me realise how lil it matters who was rite or who was wrong. Wot matters is grace. Thnx MCA for ur graciousness
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 3, 2015
After a brawl which took place in 2012 between the co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders and a security guard at the stadium, MCA had taken the decision to ban the star from entering the stadium for five years. The match during which the scuffle took place was won by KKR itself and even the 2012 IPL trophy was won by the Khan’s Knights. Though a certain section of MCA officials wanted the ban to be lifted long back, Shah Rukh Khan has respected MCA’s decision and never tried to enter the stadium forcefully.
“It has already been three years since we banned him. The managing committee unanimously felt that his ban should be lifted. Shah Rukh is now most welcome to come and watch matches at the Wankhede Stadium,” said PV Shetty, Secretary of MCA.
Finally, fans would be able to see one of the most popular faces of the tournament at the Wankhede Stadium again. We hope that King Khan soon graces the stadium with his presence.