Special Sachin coin for toss in his final Test

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Published: Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:45 [IST]
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Mumbai, Oct 25: To honour Sachin Tendulkar in his 200th and final Test next month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will have a specially minted coin bearing the Master Blaster's portrait on one side, for the toss.

Tendulkar will retire from cricket after his 200th Test against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from November 14 to 18.

Special Sachin coin for toss

India captain MS Dhoni and his West Indies' counterpart Darren Sammy will be handed a special coin by BCCI for the toss, according to a report.

"On one side of the coin, we will have Tendulkar's portrait and on the other, we will have a logo. It will either be the BCCI's or the MCA's logo," Prof Ratnakar Shetty, General Manager Game's Development of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), told "MiD DAY" newspaper.

During the Test, BCCI president N Srinivasan will honour Tendulkar. "We want to keep the focus on the Test match. Tendulkar's felicitation will take place like it was done for Rahul Dravid," Shetty told the newspaper.

The Master Blaster's 199th Test will be at Kolkata's Eden Gardens. Before these two Tests, Tendulkar will play for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy against Haryana, starting on Sunday (October 27).


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