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Shah Rukh Khan gets five-year ban after Wankhede row

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Shah Rukh Khan speaks to the media following the Wankhede Stadium controversy - May 17, 2012

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Shah Rukh Khan has received a five-year ban from Wankhede Stadium.

The actor was accused of drunkenly brawling with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials following a Kolkota Knight Riders match on Wednesday (May 16).

The Hindustan Times reports that the decision to ban the veteran star was taken "unanimously" at a special meeting of the MCA Committee board, chaired by its president Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Deshmukh commented: "If rules are violated, action will be taken. It does not depend who the individual is. It's a message.

"How can he go inside the ground without proper accreditation? Even I can't go inside the ground if not invited for a presentation ceremony.

"We have handed a five-year ban on him and it was a unanimous decision. It applies to any match whether domestic or international at the Wankhede."

Khan is said to have tried to go onto the pitch with around 40 young children, including his own, with the intention of playing an impromptu cricket match.

He reportedly smelled of alcohol, but has vehemently denied that he was drunk during the incident.

Deshmukh added that the chances of the ban being overturned by the MCA's parent body BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) was unlikely.

"There is no question of that. Khan did not make any representation to us, nor apologise. He could also have filed a police complaint but he did not do that," he said.

Khan has insisted that the sports officials should apologise to him for their language and their alleged "manhandling" of his children on the cricket grounds.

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