Mumbai, Sep 30: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to ask Sachin Tendulkar to retire from international cricket immediately after playing his 200th Test, according to a newspaper report on Monday.
Tendulkar, who will complete a historic 200 Test caps during the India-West Indies two-match series in November, is likely to be asked to make way for new talent.
"Impeccable sources within the top echelons of the board confirmed to this newspaper that Sachin Tendulkar, who has given no indication of any plans to hang up his boots so far, will be asked by board officials to step down and make way for newer talent," "Mumbai Mirror" report claimed.
Recently, Tendulkar said he had not made up his mind on when to retire. The Master Blaster is currently involved in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament with Mumbai Indians.
BCCI has arranged the West Indies series only for Tendulkar to play his landmark Test in India. Earlier, he was to play his 200th Test in South Africa in January 2014.
Not India's tour to South Africa is in jeopardy. There is no news yet on the schedule.