No ban on Shah Rukh if he apologises: Sources
The Mumbai Cricket Association will meet on Friday to decide on the action to be taken against superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan. Sources in the MCA say that there will be no ban on SRK if he apologises for his behaviour.
The MCA has lodged a police complaint against Khan for his alleged unruly misbehaviour at the stadium and decided to ban him for life from entering the premises.
Also, Mumbai Cricket Association officials rubbished the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's version of the fracas at the Wankhede Stadium that unfolded on Wednesday, saying his statement had no basis.
I was not drunk: SRK
"If that (abuse by MCA people) was the case, then why was the complaint lodged (against him). If he was not drunk then what was he inebriated with?" MCA treasurer Ravi Savant said on Thursday.
"It's not worth reacting. We had BCCI officials with us. We had police officers with us. We had MCA officials with us. I don't think I need to react to Shah Rukh's statement," said Savant.
Earlier in the day, Khan had denied at a press conference that he was drunk and claimed the scuffle broke out after MCA officials manhandled his kids whom he had come to pick after the IPL match between KKR and Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.
"I was not drunk; I had gone to pick up my children. The officials were extremely aggressive. I just got angry, but I left after that. I said a few things in anger. I was one and they were 20-25 officials and they were extremely rude. When I tried to answer them, they hid behind others," said Khan on Thursday evening.
'MCA officials should apologise to me'
"They should apologise to me. They were extremely high-handed," he added.
The Bollywood star had an altercation with the security personnel and officials of the association after the Knight Riders had swamped Mumbai Indians, according to a police complaint lodged by MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal with the Marine Drive police station after the ugly spat.
Dalal also rubbished SRK's version of the fracas.