Finally, good news for Shah Rukh Khan and IPL fans! The King of Bollywood was banned by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in 2012 post an IPL match in which SRK's Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians. A police complaint had been registered against the Bollywood superstar for voluntarily causing hurt and for intimidation. However, since it was a non-cognizable offence, SRK wasn't arrested.
The MCA had imposed a five-year ban on the Bollywood superstar entering the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. MCA officials had also lodged a complaint against the 49-year-old actor at the Marine Drive police station saying that he was drunk and had abused the officials.
Shah Rukh had denied that he had misbehaved, claiming that he had only reacted after some children, including his own, were being manhandled by the stadium security staff.
The said ban has been lifted in three years and Shah Rukh has been thanking the MCA for their “graciousness”, via Twitter. Let’s hope we see more of SRK in the next IPL season!