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Old 19-May-2008
Shah Rukh Khan must follow rules: BCCI

NEW DELHI: BCCI has made it clear that ICC's rules shall be followed by on-going Indian Premier League following ICC's intervention regarding Team Kolkata owner Shah Rukh Khan's conduct.

BCCI further said that no exception shall be made for anybody and apart from players no one is allowed on dug out.

ICC also asked BCCI to question KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan about his conduct during IPL matches.

On Sunday night, Shah Rukh Khan expressed disappointment at the ICC Anti Corruption Unit barring him from going to the team dug out and dressing room in the remaining matches.

"I like to hang around with the boys. I am very energetic. I am very disappointed that the ICC has stopped me. I don't know the ICC rules. I'll tell only one thing. Nobody dare stop me from coming to Kolkata. I'll be here whenever my team plays a match at the Eden," Khan said.

Earlier, the Anti Corruption Unit officials had cautioned the actor about going into the dressing room and the team dug out during the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings.

Sources said later they directed the matinee idol to stay away from these areas in the remaining matches of his team.

Asked about the Knight Riders' defeat against the Chennai side, he said, "You play the game to win. We feel sad when the boys lose. But such things happen.

"I work hard. I want them to work harder. I would have liked the Kolkata Knight Riders to reach the final," he said.

On the Knight Riders' success as a brand, SRK said "With the help of colleagues we've done something for this. Still there is a long way to go before it becomes the number one sporting brand".

Khan said he was overwhelmed by the response of the Kolkata public and conceded the gate sales had fetched him twice the amount he had expected.

On Sunday, he was told to keep a 'safe distance' from his team. The Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC asked the KKR owner that he should not be in the player's dressing room or their dugout just beyond the boundary. "I've been told it's got something to do with ICCs Code of Conduct," SRK himself informed on Sunday evening in response to a question during a media conference. "Iíve been made to believe its anti anti-corruption."

Shah Rukh, who is usually seen cheering the Knights in the company of his group of celebrities from the terraces of the BC Roy Club House at the Eden Gardens, has of late been making it to the dugout at the ground. The Bollywood matinee idol has been with his 'boys' in the dressing room, by his own admission very discreetly and only with the permission of coach John Buchanan, but now that door will be shut for him.

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