Sachin Era Will Ends In Wankhede

Sachin Tendulkar's wish to play his
200th and final Test match on his
home ground in Mumbai has been
granted by the Board of Control for
Cricket in India's Tour, Programmes
and Fixtures committee.
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Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will be
hosting the farewell Test for Sachin
Tendulkar.
The BCCI's
Programmes and
Fixtures committee,
headed by Rajiv
Shukla, met in
Mumbai on
Tuesday to chalk out the detailed
schedule of the hastily-arranged
series comprising two Tests and
three One-dayers.
Shukla said that the committee
decided to grant Tendulkar's wish to
play his last Test at the venue where
he made his debut in first class
cricket -- the Wankhede Stadium.
The EdenGardens in Kolkata will host
the opening clash of the series from
November 6 to 10 and like Wankhede,
gets an 'out-of-turn' Test match as
according to the BCCI's rotational
policy, it was actually Bangalore and
Ahmedabad's turn.
The second Test is scheduled from
November 14-18.
The Caribbean side will also play
three ODIs slated for November 21, 24
and 27.
The venues for the first two One-day
Internationals will be Kochi and
Visakhapatnam, respectively, while
the third ODI is yet to be decided.
According to Shukla, the final One-
dayer could go to held in either
Kanpur or Baroda.
The BCCI is also planning a grand
farewell for Tendulkar.
The Board had squeezed in the home
series against the West Indies to give
Tendulkar an opportunity to retire in
front of his home fans.
Tendulkar last week announced his
decision to retire from Test cricket
after playing his landmark match,
bringing an end to the intense
speculation about his future.
The itinerary of the series between
India and the West Indies:
Oct 28: The West Indies cricket team
arrives in India
Oct 31-Nov 2: Three-day game (West
Indies v UPCA at Cuttack)
Nov 6-10: First Test at Kolkata
Nov 14-18: Second Test at Mumbai
Nov 21: First ODI at Kochi
Nov 24: Second ODI at
Visakhapatnam
Nov 27: Third ODI at Baroda/Kanpur
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