Farewell Test: Sachin requests for 500 tickets

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Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:10 [IST]
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Mumbai, Oct 22: Sachin Tendulkar has requested the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for 500 tickets to his 200th and final Test against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium next month.

Tendulkar, who will end his 24-year international cricket journey at his home ground, met MCA officials on Monday (October 21) and requested them for tickets among other things for his farewell Test, according to "The Indian Express" today.

Tendulkar requests for 500 tickets

The second and final Test of the India-West Indies series will be Tendulkar's last. It will be played in Mumbai from November 14 to 18. His 199th Test will be at Kolkata's Eden Gardens from November 6 to 10.

With Tendulkar's mother set to be at the venue to watch his son, the Master Blaster has asked the officials to make sure a ramp is in place at the entrance so that she can comfortably reach the president box, the report added. Sachin's mother needs a wheelchair to move around.

MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal told the newspaper, "We will make sure that everything is taken care of and every assistance is provided to Tendulkar's family. His mother is in a wheelchair and we will prepare the ramp so that she can enter the president box without any problem."

Tendulkar wants a painting of himself as a farewell gift from MCA. His cut-outs will all round the ground during the Test match, MCA has decided. Also, Tendulkar's photo and his 51 Test century scores will be printed on match tickets.


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