Mumbai would be hosting first international game at the Wankhede after the 2013 India-West Indies farewell Test of Sachin Tendulkar    Getty Images
Mumbai would be hosting first international game at the Wankhede after the 2013 India-West Indies farewell Test of Sachin Tendulkar Getty Images

Mumbai: The managing committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) finalised the ticket prices for the coming IndiaSouth Africa ODI game, the fifth and final clash of the series, at the Wankhede Stadium on October 25. “We have kept the ticket prices in the normal range. They would be priced between Rs.1,000 and Rs.5,000,” said MCA’s joint secretary Dr P V Shetty. The match, a day/night one, is set to commence at 1.30 pm. South Africa are to play three T20 games, five ODIs and four Test matches on their two-month long tour. Mumbai would be hosting first international game at the Wankhede after the 2013 India-West Indies farewell Test of Sachin Tendulkar. The stadium, property of MCA, had previously hosted a ODI against England in October 2011. Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja included in preparatory camp for South Africa series

The MCA also decided to donate Rs.one crore to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s drought-relief fund. “MCA managing committee at a meeting chaired by its president Sharad Pawar today decided to donate Rs one crore to the Chief Minister’s drought relief fund,” said the MCA vice president Dilip Vengsarkar after the meeting. The state is facing a severe drought this year, with the Marathwada in Central Maharashtra being the worst-hit.

India will host South Africa for four Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in South Africa s largest Indian tour, of 72 days. The tour will begin with a T20 practice match in Delhi, before the first T20I, in Dharamsala, and will end with the final day of the fourth Test in Delhi, on December 7. The two countries have been engaged in only one four-Test series before, in South Africa in 1992-93.