Mumbai: Victory turned sour for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner, Shah Rukh Khan, on Wednesday who is likely to be banned by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) from entering the Wankhede Stadium for life following an alleged altercation he had with the security and the 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 the KKR beat the Mumbai Indians (MI). 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 (Khan) misbehaved and abused the MCA security personnel as well as MCA officials, including our president Vilasrao Deshmukh, after the IPL match (between KKR and Mumbai Indians). 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.
The controversy vis-a-vis Shah Rukh has come a few days after the cash-rich T-20 tournament was rocked by a sting carried out by a private TV news channel in which five players were caught allegedly trying to indulge in corrupt practices.
The BCCI has appointed Ravi Sawani, it's recently appointed Anti-Corruption in-charge, to probe the matter.
The five accused players, meanwhile, have been suspended from taking part in any match conducted under its aegis, including the IPL till the matter is settled.
(With additional inputs from PTI)
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