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Now, Sachin Tendulkar to choose his 200th Test venue

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Updated: Friday, September 6, 2013, 12:53 [IST]
 
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Now, Sachin to choose 200th Test venue

Mumbai, Sep 6: Wankhede Stadium and Eden Gardens are battling it out to host Sachin Tendulkar's historic 200th Test against West Indies in November. And now it has emerged that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to not get itself involved in this. It has given the choice of venue to the man of the moment - Tendulkar.

According to a report on "NDTV" on Friday, BCCI will ask Tendulkar himself to choose the venue for his landmark 200th Test.

Currently with 198 Test caps, Tendulkar will reach 200 in the second and final Test of the series against West Indies. Both Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) have openly expressed their willingness to be the host of second Test. However, both are not on the list as per BCCI's rotation policy.

The Tests should go either to Bangalore or Ahmedabad. Due to Mumbai being Tendulakr's home, Wankhede Stadium is likely to get the nod. Even Master Blaster will be keen to play the historic game in front of his home fans. At the same venue in 2011, he and his India team-mates lifted the World Cup.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly too wants the tie to be in Mumbai. "It would be the biggest thing if Tendulkar gets to play the 200th Test in Mumbai purely on emotional grounds. He has all his friends and family members there," Ganguly said.

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Story first published:  Friday, September 6, 2013, 12:51 [IST]
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