The stage is set for Sachin Tendulkar’s final test match following which the Master Blaster will bid adieu to the game he loved so much
The stage is set for Sachin Tendulkar’s final test match following which the Master Blaster will bid adieu to the game he loved so much. After much speculation about Kolkata and Mumbai, the legendary batsman in a letter to the BCCI, expressed his desire to play the 200th Test in his home ground.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to grant cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar his wish to play his 200th and farewell Test in his home town Mumbai.
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla, who is also president of the BCCI’s tours and fixtures committee said, “The match will be held in Mumbai as desired by Tendulkar. We will decide the venue on Tuesday when we meet to finalise the venues of the series.”
Shukla also said that BCCI was planning a grand farewell for Tendulkar. The second match of the two-test series against the West Indies will be Tendulkar’s 200th and last. The series was fixed in a hurry to make sure that Tendulkar plays his last Test in India.
The first Test will be played between Nov 6-10 and the second between Nov 14-18. The West Indies team will also play three ODIs slated for Nov 21, Nov 24 and Nov 27.
All the venues will be decided on Tuesday when the BCCI’s tours and fixtures committee meets in Mumbai. The contest is now between Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA), Wankhede Stadium and Cricket Club of India’s (CCI), Brabourne Stadium to host Tendulkar’s 200th match.