[caption id="attachment_690352" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-690352" alt="Sachin Tendulkar PTI" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sachin-Tendulkar-India-2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Sachin Tendulkar PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/nidahas-trophy-2018" target="_blank">Nidahas is sponsoring a tournament</a> after 20 years. This time it will be contested by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bangladesh" target="_blank">Bangladesh</a>, to mark 70 years of Sri Lanka's Independence. It will also be a T20 tournament, unlike the 1998 edition, where India, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand played a 50-over triangular series celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence. For this special occasion, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka-cricket" target="_blank">Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)</a> have invited <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sachin-tendulkar" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a> to witness few matches of Nidahas Trophy. However, Tendulkar is yet to confirm the invitation. <p></p> <p></p>When India had last played Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka, Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly had put on a then world record 252 for the opening wicket in the final, against Sri Lanka. It stands today as the seventh-highest opening wicket partnership. <p></p> <p></p>SLC President, Thilanga Sumathipala, gave more idea on the invitation sent to Tendulkar, as reported by Bipin Dani: We have made a special request to Sachin Tendulkar to arrive and witness the few matches. He has a very busy schedule ahead and therefore he is yet to confirm the invitation. Sachin has sent a special greeting and message on the occasion of Sri Lanka s 70-year of independence and SLC celebrating the 70 years of cricket in this nation. We ll ever cherish Sachin s message.