Mumbai all set to host Sachin’s farewell Test

Mumbai would, in all probability, host the milestone match, now that Tendulkar has revealed that he will hang his boots post his 200th Test.

[FILE]: Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat at The Wankhede Stadium. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)


New Delhi: Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium looks set to host Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test even as the BCCI tour programme and fixtures committee is yet to arrive at a decision on the venues for the West Indies series.

Sharad Pawar’s likely return as Mumbai Cricket Association president after the October elections is believed to be one of the reasons for BCCI holding back on naming the venues.

But all that is set to change after the master blaster decided on Thursday that the 200th Test — from November 14 to 18 — would be the last time that Tendulkar would walk on to the cricket field with the Indian emblem on his chest. The legend has definitely clinched the deal not only for MCA, but also for the thousands of die-hard Tendulkar fans in Mumbai.

Speaking to Mail Today, a senior official said that Mumbai would, in all probability, host the milestone match, now that Tendulkar has revealed that he will hang his boots post the landmark match. “Even though the Pawar equation is set to bother a few BCCI officials, the love for Tendulkar overshadows every other aspect and Mumbai looks set to host his 200th Test. And to be fair, he deserves to bow out from the very place he started off,” the official said.


Reproduced from Mail Today. Copyright 2013. MTNPL. All rights reserved.


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