Will consider Sachin Tendulkar's request to play 200th Test in Mumbai, says BCCI

The second match of the two-Test series against the West Indies will be Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and last. The West Indies series dates were fixed in a hurry to make sure that Tendulkar plays his last Test in India.

updated: October 11, 2013 20:31 IST
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New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to consider cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar's wish to play his 200th and farewell Test in his home town Mumbai.

Kolkata and Mumbai were the frontrunners to host Tendulkar's farewell Test but the legendary batsman in a letter to the BCCI has expressed his desire to play the 200th Test in Mumbai. (Read: Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test venue - Brabourne and Wankhede fight as BCCI plays truant)

"We will consider Tendulkar's request for playing the Test match in Mumbai. We will decide the venue on Tuesday when we meet to finalise the venues of the series," BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla, who also heads the board's tours and fixtures committee, told IANS. (Sachin's heart must have told him to quit, says Rahul Dravid)

Shukla also said that BCCI was planning a grand farewell for Tendulkar. (Ramakant Achrekar wants to be in stadium for Sachin's swansong)

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