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It Is SRK Vs MCA Yet Again

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Indian Premier League (IPL) is the flavour of the season. Almost 80 per cent of the matches are over and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stands second in the points tally. Its flamboyant owner Shah Rukh Khan, though will not be able to cheer his team in the next match happening at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, the very own city of Bollywood. The absence of badshah, as he is popularly known, will also be a disappointment for Khan's fans.
 
What is stopping Khan from entering the stadium is a three-year old ban imposed by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) against the actor.

The Bollywood super star was banned for five years from entering MCA premises, including the Wankhede Stadium, by the Association’s Managing Committee on May 18, 2012 after he was involved in a scuffle with security staff and officials of the cricket body following KKR’s victory over Mumbai Indians (MI).

Khan's explanation that the scuffle was not caused by him, but was a natural response when children, including his kids, were “manhandled” by the security staff at the stadium, is yet to be taken seriously by MCA. He had also pointed out that he was not present during that match but had gone there to pick up a large group of his children and their friends after the match.

Khan's team has other worries too. KKR has reportedly been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate over alleged forex violations. If the social media is to be trusted, the management of KKR has been asked to appear for questioning by this month-end on allegations that shares were undervalued. The 49-year-old actor was questioned four years ago also on complaints of illegal flow of money into the multimillion dollar cricket league from foreign tax havens.
 
The ban happened during a KKR - MI contest. On 14 May, its the same team again playing against each other. Since KKR is standing second with 15 points in the 12 games they played, the outcome of this game can have little impact on its fortunes during this season.


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