Grand plans for Sachin’s 200th Test

Master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar is set to be honoured by Cricket South Africa during what could possibly be his last Test series in South Africa, according to CSA president Chris Nenzani.

Tendulkar is scheduled to play his 200th Test on this our.
Speaking from South Africa, Nenzani said, “we will definitely be honouring this icon of world cricket and we will announce plans after discussions with the BCCI and their national team management.”
Having scored more than 15,000 runs in Tests and with 51 hundreds under his belt, Tendulkar may announce his retirement after this Test.
He has already announced his retirement from IPL, ODIs’ and Twenty20s.
The Indian cricket board is yet to approve CSA’s plan to host three Tests, seven ODIs’ and two Twenty20 matches (November 2013 to Janary 2014). The itinerary had been drawn up as per ICC’s future tour programme (FTP).
“We are waiting to hear from the BCCI and will make an appropriate announcement in due course”, he added. The BCCI is reported to have reservations over this itinerary announced without consultations.
The CSA official assigned to decide on the matches had consulted BCCI officials in London, it is learnt.

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