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It's official! Tendulkar's farewell Test in Mumbai, Kolkata gets 199th

Last updated on: October 15, 2013 11:59 IST

Sachin Tendulkar's wish to play his 200th and final Test match on his home ground in Mumbai has been granted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Tour, Programmes and Fixtures committee.

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Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will be hosting the farewell Test for Sachin Tendulkar.

It’s official! Tendulkar's farewell Test in Mumbai, Kolkata gets 199thThe BCCI's Programmes and Fixtures committee, headed by Rajiv Shukla, met in Mumbai on Tuesday to chalk out the detailed schedule of the hastily-arranged series comprising two Tests and three One-dayers.

Shukla said that the committee decided to grant Tendulkar's wish to play his last Test at the venue where he made his debut in first class cricket -- the Wankhede Stadium.

The EdenGardens in Kolkata will host the opening clash of the series from November 6 to 10 and like Wankhede, gets an 'out-of-turn' Test match as according to the BCCI's rotational policy, it was actually Bangalore and Ahmedabad's turn.

The second Test is scheduled from November 14-18.

The Caribbean side will also play three ODIs slated for November 21, 24 and 27.

The venues for the first two One-day Internationals will be Kochi and Visakhapatnam, respectively, while the third ODI is yet to be decided.

According to Shukla, the final One-dayer could go to held in either Kanpur or Baroda.

The BCCI is also planning a grand farewell for Tendulkar.

The Board had squeezed in the home series against the West Indies to give Tendulkar an opportunity to retire in front of his home fans.

Tendulkar last week announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after playing his landmark match, bringing an end to the intense speculation about his future.

The itinerary of the series between India and the West Indies:

Oct 28: The West Indies cricket team arrives in India

Oct 31-Nov 2: Three-day game (West Indies v UPCA at Cuttack)

Nov 6-10: First Test at Kolkata

Nov 14-18: Second Test at Mumbai

Nov 21: First ODI at Kochi

Nov 24: Second ODI at Visakhapatnam

Nov 27: Third ODI at Baroda/Kanpur