The West Indies cricket Board (WICB) has accepted the invitation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) invitation for a tour to India. The BCCI had invited the West Indies cricket team for a tour to India which would include 2 Test and 3 One Day International (ODI) matches in the month of November. The tour is being organized so that the Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar can play his 200th Test match in front of his home crowd. He has played 198 Tests till now and the 2nd Tests of the series will help him to reach another milestone in his career.
“All for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA wants match at Wankhede”
Now the issue for BCCI is that cities want to host the 200th match of Sachin Tendulker. Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) wants to host the match at Wankhede Stadium but the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) wants the Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test match to be played at Eden Gardens. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) treasurer Biswarup Dey expressed his view about hosting the match, “I understand Mumbai is keen to host the match as it could be Sachin’s last Test at home, but Sachin belongs to Kolkata as well. He belongs to the whole of India,We feel Eden Gardens will be the best stadium to host Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test. After all, it has the biggest capacity across all venues (about 67,000 seats) in the country and also has an illustrious history.”
While Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) wants to host the 200th Test of Sachin Tendulkar’s career in his home ground at Wankhede Stadium and for this they have decided to submit a formal request to BCCI. However if BCCI will give the permission to MCA then it will be against the Cricket Board’s rotation policy. The final decision is yet to be made by the BCCI about the tour schedule and no doubt it will be a tough one.