Sachin Tendulkar to play 200th Test at Wankhede, Eden Gardens to host 199th

Sachin Tendulkar, who has announced his Test retirement, had expressed his desire to play his 200th Test at Wankhede, a venue close to his heart since his younger days. His mother, Rajni, is expected to be present in this milestone game.

updated: October 15, 2013 18:48 IST
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Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar to play 200th Test at Wankhede, Eden Gardens to host 199thSachin Tendulkar will play his farewell 200th Test at the Wankhede Stadium. The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday said that the second match of the two-Test series against West Indies in November will be played at the cricketer's home ground. The match is scheduled from November 14 to 18.

While there were several venues vying for the privilege to host Tendulkar in his final appearance for Team India, Wankhede was always seen as a frontrunner due to sentimental reasons. The BCCI's Programmes and Fixtures committee, headed by Rajiv Shukla, met on Tuesday to chalk out the detailed schedule of the hastily-arranged series comprising two Tests and three one-dayers.

Shukla said that the committee decided to grant Tendulkar's wish to play his last Test - he officially announced his plans to retire last Thursday - at the venue where he made his debut in first class cricket -- the Wankhede Stadium.

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