GCA also wants to host Tendulkar`s 200th Test: MCA sources

PTI| Updated: Oct 10, 2013, 19:42 PM IST

Mumbai: The tug of war to host Sachin Tendulkar`s 200th and final Test is intensifying with the Gujarat Cricket Association, headed by BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, also expressing interest in hosting it as per the BCCI`s rotation policy.

"I heard from GCA people that they are not going to let it go as it`s their turn to host a Test after Karnataka State CA`s as per the rotation system. GCA is full of people who are connected with BJP and they are not willing to let this golden opportunity slip out of their hands," said a top source in the Mumbai Cricket Association.

MCA has already written a letter to the Cricket Board that since it was Tendulkar`s 200th Test, the match against the West Indies next month should be held at the Wankhede Stadium here.

Cricket Association of Bengal has also shown interest to conduct Tendulkar`s landmark match, which would also be his swansong after his announcement today that he will retire post that game.

BCCI`s programmes and fixtures committee is yet to meet after the Board`s AGM to finalise the venues for the series involving two Test matches and three ODIs.

The Test matches are scheduled from November 6-10 and 14-18 and the ODI dates are fixed for November 21, 24 and 27.