Mumbai Cricket Association president Ravi Sawant will meet the Board of Control for Cricket in India today to decide the fate of the five-year ban imposed on Kolkata Knight Riders boss Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium.
The Indian Premier League franchise owner had been prohibited from entering the Wankhede Stadium premises after he had an altercation with a security guard and had reportedly threatened an official after an IPL match in May last year. The Bollywood superstar had initially refused to apologize for his behavior, thus evoking the MCA to stick with the suspension.
Shah Rukh's IPL champions are scheduled to play at the Wankhede Stadium against the Mumbai Indians on May 7 and the BCCI has requested the MCA to reconsider the 'ban' on Shah Rukh.
Media reports say two weeks ago IPL commissioner Rajeev Shukla had sought to bring a cordial solution to the SRK-Wankhede row and said that as a team owner, Shah Rukh should have every right to enter the stadium during his side's fixtures.
While the MCA has not changed its stance since the incident, what would be worth seeing is whether the BCCI are able to force the two parties make peace ahead of the sixth edition of the Twenty20 league that starts April 3.
Two months ago the MCA had added to their IPL contract with the Mumbai franchise and the BCCI that only accredited persons can enter the Wankhede Stadium and those who have been banned will not be allowed to enter.