The 200th Test, termed as farewell Test for Sachin Tendulkar, is going to be a grand affair for the Mumbai Cricket Association. According to a report in The Indian Express, the master blaster wants to ensure that his mother, who is going to watch his farewell Test, doesn't have any problem in reaching to her seat in the President's Box.
Tendulkar who was at the Wankhede for a practice session for Mumbai's Ranji Trophy against Haryana, was worried after seeing the metal ramp that leads to the President's Box. He discussed with the MCA officials regarding that issue and was assured that the problem will be looked into by them.
"We will make sure that everything is taken care of and every assistance is provided to Tendulkar's family. His mother is in a wheelchair and we will prepare the ramp so that she can enter the president box without any problem," MCA joint-secretary Nitin Dalal told Express.
The report further added that Sachin wants a portrait of himself as his farewell gift and MCA has recruited an artist for that. And as per Sachin's request, MCA has also allotted 500 tickets for him.
And MCA also decided on few other things for Sachin's final Test:
Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana will be the new name for MCA's Kandivali Club at Mahaveer Nagar.
Schin's cutouts from his early days till date will be placed in and around the Wankhede for the 200th Test. Tendulkar's photo and his 51 Test century scores will be on each ticket.
MCA decides ticket prices
MCA's managing committee met on Monday with newly-elected president Sharad Pawar chairing the meeting and finalised the ticket rates for the November 14-18 match. Lower tier of the popular East Stand, named after Sunil Gavaskar, would cost the public Rs 500 for five days while the upper tier Rs 1,000.
The member clubs can purchase tickets for the north stand at Rs 1,000 apiece while the public will have to shell out Rs 2,500. Exactly how many tickets would be available for the public (outside those allotted for the member clubs and others) could not be known.
The MCA has also formed a small committee headed by Pawar to decide how to felicitate Tendulkar who is to hang up his boots after a glittering career that fetched him 100 international hundreds and over 34,000 runs in international cricket.