Mumbai, Apr 10: In yet another case of humiliation, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar's car was denied entry by police officials at the Wankhede Stadium during the IPL 2013 match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday night (April 9), a newspaper report said on Wednesday.
"MiD DAY" newspaper said that despite Vengsarkar having a valid match pass and his car having a security check sticker, he was denied entry into the stadium because the car number was not registered with security officials.
The report added that upset with this, Vengsarkar left the venue and did not come back to watch the match.
The newspaper quoted a source saying: "Vengsarkar didn't like the way he was treated, so he went back."
"Whatever has happened is sad. This shouldn't have happened. Mr Vengsarkar, who was there for around 10 minutes, tried to explain to the cops that he is an India cricketer and (former) vice-president of the MCA.
"Our (MCA) officials reached the spot as soon as they came to know about it, but by then Vengsarkar had left," Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) joint-secretary Nitin Dalal was quoted as saying.
"We spoke to the police officials and they too regret their mistake. In fact, the Additional Commissioner of Police (south region), Mr Krishna Prakash apologised to Vengsarkar and requested him to come to the ground. He also said that he can personally come to pick him up," Dalal added.
In 2002, the late Polly Umrigar was stopped in front of the game which was named after him at Wankhede Stadium. Also in Bangalore, once GR Viswanath was denied entry to M Chinnaswamy Stadium.