The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to grant Sachin Tendulkar’s wish to play his 200th and final Test on his home ground in Mumbai when the Tour, Programme and Fixture Committee meets here on Tuesday.
The committee, chaired by vice-president Rajeev Shukla and convened by secretary Sanjay Patel will decide on the venues of the two Tests and three ODIs when the West Indies team tours India next month. Though the dates of the hastily-arranged series have been finalised earlier, the venues were yet to be decided.
It was announced a couple of days ago by the Mumbai Cricket Association president that Wankhede Stadium would host the landmark Test of one of the greatest players to have played this game.
The Darren Sammy-led West Indies will play the first Test from November 6-10 and the second, Tendulkar’s farewell Test, from November 14-18. The three ODIs are on November 21, 24 and 27.