Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan will not be allowed to watch the IPL 2015 match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and KKR at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.
For the third year in a row, since 2012, Shah Rukh's ban on entering the Wankhede Satdium and its premises will be in effect. The Bollywood superstar was allegedly involved in an altercation with security personnel after the match between and MI and KKR, which the latter won.
Last year, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) was willing to lift the ban imposed on the superstar, to allow SRK to watch KKR play in the final of IPL 2014. However, to avoid more controversy, the game was taken away from Wankhede Stadium and was played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
"No, he will not be allowed as the ban continues," an official of the Mumbai Cricket Association was quoted as saying by PTI when asked if Shah Rukh will be allowed to watch the game. MCA banned the actor for a total of five years because of the issue.
Shah Rukh, though, will be able to watch his KKR side take on the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their last league match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on 16 May, which is owned by Cricket Club of India (CCI).
The Shah Rukh-owned KKR have been playing some good cricket and are one of the contenders for the playoff stages yet again in IPL 2015. KKR are currently second in the standings, and they will look to secure a berth in the top two with victories over Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.