IPL 7: Mumbai Cricket Association Temporarily Lifts Wankhede Ban on Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai Cricket Association, which is bidding to host the Indian Premier League 2014 final on June 1, clarified that the Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan would be allowed only for the summit clash.

updated: May 15, 2014 20:37 IST
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Mumbai: 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 chairman Ranjib Biswal, including temporarily lifting the ban on Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan.

"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 because the President (Sharad Pawar) desired that the match should be played in Mumbai only and we hope that our decision will change the heart of the governing council and the match will be played in Mumbai," MCA vice-president Ravi Savant told reporters here.

Without naming Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, Savant also hinted that these players would support MCA's bid to get the final back. "There are also Mumbai players who are part of the IPL governing council, who should support us and we hope they will definitely support us," Savant added. (Also read: Decision would be taken only in the Governing Council meeting, says Biswal)

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