West Indies confirm tour to India in November

The two Tests and three ODIs will allow Sachin Tendulkar to possibly reach his 200th Test at home. He has played 198 matches so far.

Updated: September 04, 2013 10:45 IST
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St John's, Antigua: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Wednesday accepted India's invitation for a series in November which would allow senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar to play his milestone 200th Test in front of home fans. (Related read: Has Sachin Tendulkar's retirement become a national debate?)

"The West Indies Cricket Board today confirmed that the West Indies team will tour India in November. The tour will include a two Test series and three one-day internationals. The WICB and the Board of Control for Cricket in India agreed to utilise the mutually available window in November for the tour," the WICB said in a statement.

The tour was proposed by the BCCI's working committee in a meeting on Sunday and would precede India's trip to South Africa in December.

Tendulkar has played 198 Tests so far and the second Test of this series would take him to one of the several milestones he has touched in a glittering career. (Also read: Mumbai not the venue for Sachin's 200th Test)

For the West Indies, the Indian tour will precede the trip to New Zealand which is scheduled to commence on December 3 and conclude on January 15 next year.

"The full India tour schedule will be released following final agreement by the two boards," the WICB stated.

West Indies last faced India in a limited-overs series earlier this year in the Caribbean. India won that tri-nation series which also involved Sri Lanka.

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