Mumbai Cricket Association Temporarily Lifts Shah Rukh Khan's Ban To Regain IPL Final
In an attempt to get back the Indian Premier League final on June 1, the Mumbai Cricket Association on Thursday agreed to "all the terms and conditions laid down" by IPL Chair Ranjib Biswal, including "temporarily lifting the ban on superstar Shah Rukh Khan," according to the PTI. MCA VP Ravi Savant said, "We had received letter from IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal dated May 13, and there were as many as 14 conditions. We have decided to accept all the conditions." Shah Rukh was "banned for five years from entering MCA premises, including the Wankhede Stadium," after he was "allegedly involved in an ugly skirmish with security staff and officials of the cricket body after his team's victory over Mumbai Indians" (PTI, 5/15).