Mumbai to host Sachin's farewell Test
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said India's batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, who has shattered and created numerous records in his career, will play his 200th and final Test match in Mumbai next month.
Kolkata's Eden Gardens will host the first Test match of the two-match series against West Indies in November.
"The Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee of the BCCI met in Mumbai earlier today, to finalise the venues for West Indies' tour of India in October-November 2013," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement on Tuesday.
The second Test match is scheduled to be played from Nov 14-18.
Sachin, whose performance with the willow charmed and captivated sports lovers across the world for the past 24 years, on Thursday said he will retire after playing his 200th Test.
In a glittering career spanning 24 years, Sachin has broken and created almost unthinkable records, including 100 international centuries, with his bat.
Sachin has played 198 Test matches and scored 15837 runs with 51 hundreds and 67 fifties. He scored 18426 runs in 463 One Day Internationals.
He slammed 49 hundreds and 96 fifties in his ODI career besides being the first man to score a double century in 50-over format.
Sachin, however, played only one T20 International in his career though his fans saw his charismatic performance in the newest format of the game in Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions League T20.
The former Indian captain was a part of the Indian team which won the World Cup in 2011 and also played a crucial role in Mumbai Indians side that won both IPL and CL T20 this year.
The itinerary of the series between India and the West Indies, is as follows:
Oct 28 - The West Indies cricket team arrives in India
Oct 31 - Nov 2 - Three-day game - West Indies v UPCA at Cuttack
Nov 6 - Nov 10 - First Test,Kolkata
Nov 14 - Nov 18 - Second Test, Mumbai
Nov 21 - First One Day International, Kochi
Nov 24 - Second One Day International, Vishakhapatnam
Nov 27 - Third One Day International, Baroda/Kanpur
(Posted on 15-10-2013)