Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test: Decision to give out tickets at Wankhede lies with MCA, says Rajeev Shukla

Rajeev Shukla said that there is a possibility of IPL matches being held in Kanpur from next year © AFP (File Photo)

Kanpur: Nov 9, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president Rajeev Shukla on Saturday expressed helplessness at the low number of tickets available for fans for Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test, saying that the matter is completely in the hands of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

“I don’t have much information on the matter but I think the capacity of the stadium dictates the number of tickets available and it is in the hands of MCA only,” Shukla said after meeting the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) officials in Kanpur.

Tendulkar will bid adieu to international cricket after playing his 200th Test against the West Indies starting on November 14 in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Shukla was here to take stock of Kanpur’s preparations for the three-match ODI series’ finale on November 27. This will be the first international match to be staged in Kanpur in four years.

“BCCI President N Srinivasan will himself be here to watch that match. The preparations are on in full swing,” said Shukla.

Shukla said even Indian Premier League (IPL) matches could be brought in Kanpur if the stadium keeps getting better.

“We cannot rule out bringing IPL matches here if the development continues. In fact even day-night international matches could also be staged here,” he said.