Viv Richards, Shane Warne invited for Sachin’s 199th Test

Cricketing legends Vivian Richards and Shane Warne have been invited for Sachin Tendulkar’s 199th and penultimate Test matchat the Eden Gardens Nov 6-10 featuring India and West Indies, the Cricket Association of Bengal said Tuesday.

Confirmation is awaited from Richards – considered one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game and Warne – rated as the greatest leg spinner, said CAB joint secretarySubir Ganguly.

As part of the celebrations to give Tendulkar a memorable farewell, a tableau would be brought out Nov 3 from the Eden Gardens. It would be adorned with Tendulkar’s photographs and posters and go to a number of spots in the city.

The CAB also announced that 199 bunches of sky lanterns would be floated on day three at the Eden Gardens.—IANS