Bangalore likely to host Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test

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Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 11:24 [IST]
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Bangalore to host Sachin's 199th Test?

Bangalore, Sep 3: Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test will be at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against West Indies. And Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy Stadium is likely to host the Master Blaster's 199th Test.

As per BCCI's rotation policy of Test match venues, Bangalore is set to get the nod for the opening game of the two-match series against West Indies in November. However, Indian cricket board's interim president Jagmohan Dalmiya is trying hard to get the Test to Kolkata's Eden Gardens.

When ThatsCricket contacted Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) officials, they said they might get the go-ahead from BCCI for the first Test.

"As per rotation policy, we have to get the first Test. However, we have not yet got any official confirmation from BCCI," a KSCA official, who did not wanted to be named, said on Tuesday.

The official also added that Mumbai will host Tendulkar's landmark 200th Test.

"We are ready to host Tendulkar's 199th Test, if given a chance. We are waiting for official word from BCCI. As of now there is nothing confirmed," he added.

Bangalore last hosted a Test in August-September, 2012. India played New Zealand then. India won that match by five wickets. Tendulkar made 17 and 27.

On Sunday (September 1), BCCI's Working Committee announced that India will play two Tests against West Indies. This series has been squeezed into the schedule ahead of India's tour to South Africa.

This two-match rubber is specially being hosted by the cricket board so that Tendulkar plays his historic 200th Test in front of home fans. This move of BCCI's has received mixed reactions.

In 198 Tests, Tendulkar has scored 15,837 runs at an average of 53.86 with 51 centuries.


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