Sachin Tendulkar is trying to ensure that his mother has no difficulty getting to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president box from where she is expected to watch her son play his 200th and final Test match.
As he arrived for the Mumbai Ranji team’s practice session on Monday, Tendulkar spoke at length with MCA officials about providing a ramp at the entrance to the box.
Tendulkar, who had ascertained that the lift to the box wasn’t big enough to accommodate his mother’s wheel-chair, was not happy with the temporary metal ramp that the MCA showed him.
The batsman’s mother, Rajni, has never seen him play at a stadium, and has made an exception for his farewell Test.
India will play the West Indies at Tendulkar’s home ground from November 14 to 18.
MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal told The Indian Express that all arrangements would be made in the coming days. “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,” he said. The entire Tendulkar clan is expected to be at the
Wankhede for the Test.
200@WANKHEDE: PORTRAIT & CUTOUTS
What MCA decided at its meeting on Monday
A PAINTING is what Sachin Tendulkar wants as his farewell gift. MCA will send an artist to his home on Tuesday, and the batsman will choose what kind of portrait he wants
SACHIN TENDULKAR GYMKHANA will be the new name for MCA’s Kandivali Club at Mahaveer Nagar
SACHIN’S CUTOUTS from his early days till date will be placed in and around the Wankhede for the 200th Test
TICKETS will cost at least Rs 250 per day;
five-day passes will cost Rs 1,000
TENDULKAR’S PHOTO and his 51 Test century scores will be on each ticket
500 TICKETS is what Sachin has requested. MCA will allot 200 in the pavilion and 300 in the North Stand, where tickets for other spectators will carry a premium