Sachin Tendulkar to get to choose venue for his 200th Test: Report

Sachin Tendulkar has played 198 Tests for India and is set to complete 200 Tests during the home series against the West Indies © Getty Images

Sep 6, 2013

According to reports, Sachin Tendulkar may get to pick between Eden Gardens and the Wankhede stadium for the occasion of his impending 200th Test after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that India will host the West Indies for two Tests and three One-Day Internationals (ODI) starting October 31.

NDTV reported that Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) have put in requests to host Tendulkar’s milestone Test with the board leaving it to him to decide the venue.

Despite releasing the dates of the series, BCCI is yet to take a call on the venues. According to the policy followed by the board, neither Mumbai nor Kolkata can host a Test in the upcoming series. However, that rule could be relaxed for Tendulkar to play in front of the Mumbai crowd.

Recently, former Indian skipper and Tendulkar’s opening partner in ODIs, Sourav Ganguly said that it would be perfect for Tendulkar to play his 200th Test at home.

“It would be the biggest thing if Tendulkar gets to play the 200th Test in Mumbai purely on emotional grounds. He has all his friends and family members there,” Ganguly said.