MUMBAI: MCA managing committe has taken a "unanimous" decision to ban Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium for five years for misbehaving with its officials and violating its rules.
President Vilasrao Deshmukh confirmed at a press conference, "How can Khan go inside the ground without proper accreditation. Even I can’t go inside the ground if not invited. There were a lot of MCA officials present at the time of fracas. The Assistant Commissioner of Police himself was present and said that Khan was drunk. If rules are violated, action will be taken. It does not depend who the individual is. It’s a message to everyone whosoever he or she may be that stern action will be taken if there is any misbehaviour. We have handed a five-year ban on him and it was a unanimous decision. It applies to any match whether domestic or international at the Wankhede."
However, IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, has clarified that a final decision will be taken by the BCCI.
BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said, "The BCCI has got a complaint from the MCA. We will see to it. This is an unprecedented situation. We have never come across such incidents in the last five years at the Wankhede Stadium. It was extreme restrain shown by the MCA officials in the face of abusive language being hurled on them. They should be appreciated."
Though, the MCA officials have hinted they may not ban the actor from the stadium if he is willing to apologise for his conduct. But Khan is standing his ground,"They should apologise to me," claiming that the staff at the stadium was high handed and that they misbehaved with little girls.