Mumbai to host Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and final Test

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Published: Friday, October 11, 2013, 12:08 [IST]
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Mumbai to host Sachin's final Test

Mumbai, Oct 11: Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium is most likely to be the setting for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test next month.

According to BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla, Tendulkar has requested the Indian cricket board to hold the second and final Test of the series against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium. He hinted that they will consider his request when the tours and fixtures committee meets. An announcement is likely to be made on Tuesday.

"Headlines Today" reported that sources in BCCI had said Wankhede Stadium is confirmed to host the match.

On Thursday (October 10), Tendulkar announced he will retire from international cricket after his landmark 200th Test from November 14 to 18.

Now, Tendulkar will be given an opportunity to bow out of the game in front of his family, friends and adoring fans in Mumbai.

Kolkata's Eden Gardens is also in the race to host Tendulkar's final Test. But in all likelihood, Mumbai is set to get the nod.

On April 2, 2011, India had won the World Cup at Wankhede Stadium. Tendulkar's dream of winning the World Cup came true at his home ground. Now, the same venue will give him a perfect send off.


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