Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan has now got two reasons to celebrate. One is because his team Trinidad & Tobago Red Steal confirmed the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title and other is that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has lifted his 5 year ban on entering the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This decision was taken by the MCA Managing Committee meeting on Sunday.The brawl which took place at Wankhede stadium in 2012.
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 tiff 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.
The MCS was going to temporarily lift the ban on Shah Rukh Khan last year because it was attempted that the final was going to be conducted in Mumbai. However, this time the ban is lifted permanently.
“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, MCA. This is indeed a good news for the BCCI and also IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, because the King Khan is a very popular face of the tournament.