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May 17, 2012 at 01:12pm IST

SRK may be banned for life from Wankhede

Mumbai: Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan is to be banned by Mumbai Cricket Association from entering the Wankhede Stadium for life following an altercation he had on Tuesday night with security and officials of the association.

The incident occurred outside the Wankhede Stadium late on Wednesday night. The MCA officials alleged that the actor got drunk after his team KKR beat the Mumbai Indians. They claimed the actor misbehaved with the security personnel when they refused to let him enter the ground after the match. The MCA has decided to file a case and says it will ban the actor from entering the Wankhede Stadium for life.

"He misbehaved and abused the MCA security personnel as well as MCA officials, including our president Vilasrao Deshmukh, after the IPL match. We have decided to ban him for life from entering the stadium in future," MCA treasurer Ravi Savant said.

Giving the background to what happened after the KKR's 32-run rout of MI at the Wankhede, Savant said Shah Rukh and his posse of bodyguards had gone up to the teams' dressing room and then came down and started to go on to the ground.

"The MCA security personnel told them they cannot do so as the match was over which led to Shah Rukh abusing them as well as the MCA officials. There was manhandling too by his people. We have decided to ban him from all future matches at the stadium. We are also going to lodge a police complaint against him," Savant said.

Asked whether the MCA would lodge a complaint with the BCCI over one of the IPL team owner's behaviour, Savant said all the altercation had taken place in the presence of IPL CEO Sundar Raman and BCCI's media manager Devendra Prabhudesai. "Of course we will lodge a complaint with the BCCI also," Savant said.

ACP Iqbal Sheikh said an enquiry will be conducted into the matter. "We will conduct an enquiry. Statements and footage will be seen," said the ACP.

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