Indian news October 11, 2013

Tendulkar's 200th Test set to be in Mumbai


Sachin Tendulkar is set to bid farewell to international cricket at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, his home ground. The news comes a day after Tendulkar announced he will retire after his 200th Test, which is set to be the second of the Tests against West Indies next month, to be played from November 14.

"Tendulkar had expressed the wish yesterday that he wanted to play his 200th match at his home ground," Mumbai Cricket Association president Ravi Savant said, "and the BCCI today acceded to his request and has decided that the Test will be held at the Wankhede Stadium from November 14-18."

A final decision on the venue will be taken when the BCCI's tour, fixtures and programme committee meets on Tuesday.

It is understood that even before Tendulkar announced his retirement plans, Kolkata's Eden Gardens had been promised it would get to host Tendulkar's 200th Test. The deal is said to be a bargain for Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) chief Jagmohan Dalmiya pulling out of the race to be the IPL chairman at the BCCI's annual general meeting on September 29. However, according to CAB treasurer Biswarup Dey, CAB will definitely "honour" Tendulkar's request.

"If Sachin has requested it, CAB won't unnecessarily push for staging the match and honour the legend's wish," Dey said.

The BCCI follows a rotation policy among its 10 Test venues for staging matches. According to the rotation policy, Ahmedabad and Bangalore were to host the next two matches. However, with the significance of these two Tests, the tour, fixtures and programme committee headed by BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla may break the rotation policy and instead award the two matches to Kolkata and Mumbai.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Dummy4 on October 18, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    I remember In 80-es , got news that One 14 years boy hit 300 runs in school cricket and did partnership of 600+ runs, One article was publish and i believe interview as taken by Mohindar amarnath.

    I remember the days when Sachin Joined Indian Cricket Team, People Use to consider Sachin is like their own Son/Brother or Friend. Everyone Anxiously waiting for Sachin come to Bat and praying him for runs.

    I remember the day where Sachin Hit adbdul Kadir and took 20+ runs in one over. Also I remember one 5-5 Overs match which help in 90-es where Sachin and Kapil Dev (not remember) Pair made 80/90 runs in 5 overs match , I think that is the Changed or begining of Twently Twenty cricket and give guts that in 5 hours 80+ Runs can be hited, I still remember Malcom Marshal also was there.

    How can we forgot 97 runs innings against Pakistan in worldcup? how come we forget sachin's Half centuries in 1992 world cups ? Played Super innings in Shahrajah against Pakistan. You have given lots to India

  • Rohit on October 18, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    if ICC has something to give to Sachin tendulkar is the honour of SIR to him....SIR SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR

  • S.V. on October 15, 2013, 20:47 GMT

    Well!! Congratulations on a wonderful superb career that cannot be described in words. Just magnificent. I can keep using all the superlatives yet feel empty in terms of having described him. I have listened to him play and I have seen him play. Always he bought a refreshing attitude to the Indian team. A winning attitude I would say. Winning is a habit as they say. He bought that winning habit. I would consider his cover drives and the straight drives the best that I have seen. I still remember him in the World Cup 2003 in SA in Johannesburg when he and Sehwag literally went berserk; about 50 in three overs. Of course there are many innings worthy of mention which I am not even recalling now because I am just overwhelmed with the moment. I salute you little master. Bye Sachin, you would be remembered as the best ever, not just of your era.

    There are only a handful of people that can cross eras and you are one of them. Kudos good luck in whatever you do. Thanks for the memories!!

  • AJay on October 14, 2013, 13:14 GMT

    My memory of Sachin would be better served were he to play well in his final matches against the best in the world. Unfortunately, that is not to be, thanks to the administrators of the game In india.

  • Monoz on October 14, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    To me, this could have happened bit earliar. Anyway, congrat Sachin!

  • Dummy4 on October 13, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    Ibecame the fan of sachin after his century at perth, majestic and flamboyant. Then came the 96 world cup. He scored 50 among the ruins. When he got out like the crowd of kolkata switched off the TV set. This continues with me even now whenever he gets out I stop watching matches. I am going to miss out the live cricket for sure. Lot of injuries in the course of 2 decades of service, but still the enthusiasm to play for the country prevailed. Hats off Sachin and the entertainment which you gave us. All the best for your post retirement life. I definitely see a role of yours in shaping the young batters temperament and technique towards batting at NCA. Hope to see you again in other form of cricket but definitely not as a commentator.

  • prabir on October 12, 2013, 21:17 GMT

    @hemal31 it was six of Andy Caddick in 2003 worldcup

  • ABHAY on October 12, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    My memory of Sachin and the desert storm It was a humid evening at Sharjah cricket stadium which was packed to rafters.India -Australia clash.India on the verge of elimination.One man stood on that emotionally packed evening between Australia and India's chances of qualifying. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin took on every Australian bowler.The shots were astounding.Back foot punch,square drive,clips on legside and back to bowler huge sixes!!. We were at stadium, the tension was unbearable.Sachin's face had that determination,blazing eyes like a warrior on mission.Tony Greig's booming voice was hoarse …he kept on saying " Whata player whata player" Then the weird thing happened.Sand Storm came from no where as if God descended to watch another God playing!!. Sachin sat with blazing eyes with his pads, helmet in the front row for storm to go. He came back,continued the onslaught.India qualified,he scored one of his best century with 142 runs. Thank you Sachin for great memory

  • Thilanka on October 12, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    SACHIN ! Hats Off and Thank you very much !! Best wishes from SRILANKA !!!

  • Nikhil on October 12, 2013, 18:07 GMT

    The perfect balance in a straight drive, the