The West Bengal [ Images ] sports department will felicitate milestone man Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ] in a befitting manner ahead of Mumbai [ Images ] Indian's IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders [ Images ] at Eden Gardens on May 12.
State Sports Minister Madan Mitra has said that he had got in touch with Tendulkar who readily accepted the request and wrote in a mail that he was looking forward to the occasion.
"It will be a great occasion and we plan to felicitate in a befitting way for his 100th international centuries milestone," Mitra said on Tuesday.
"I'm looking forward to the occasion. I will be honoured to be felicitated at the iconic Eden Gardens by the Chief Minister (Mamata Banerjee [ Images ])," Mitra quoted Sachin as stating in an e-mail.
Mitra met CAB chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on Tuesday to chalk out the nitty-gritties.
Mamata had earlier taken time off her busy schedule to be the chief guest in India's [ Images ] win over the West Indies [ Images ] in November last year and was seen sharing a great camaraderie with the batting maestro.
The state chief minister had earlier suggested Tendulkar's name for the highest civilian award --Bharat Ratna -- after he notched the 100th century milestone against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup.