Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar will be felicitated by the central government and will take another three months because of the general elections.


The state government has set up a seven-member committee to work out the modalities for honouring the cricketer, who retired from all forms of the game after his 200th Test match in November last year.


“It would take another 2-3 months for the government to felicitate Sachin,” the minister said.


“It’s not possible to hold the felicitation programme now as the Lok Sabha elections are approaching. Also, the schedule of the government is busy because of regular Cabinet meetings,” the minister told PTI.


“The date (for felicitation) has still not been decided.


“We will seek the date and time after contacting him,” he added.