Special Sachin coin for toss, 67,000 masks for spectators
India captain MS Dhoni and West Indies skipper Darren Sammy will be tossing a specially designed gold coin which will have Sachin's image embossed on it at the toss for the first Test at the Eden Gardens here today.
Besides, there could be thousands of Sachin Tendulkars in the stands too given the Cricket Association of Bengal will distribute 67,000 Tendulkar masks to fans.
Thousands of brochures celebrating Tendulkar’s 24-year career will also be handed out to spectators. Giant screens are being set up across Kolkata so that fans, not lucky enough to make it to the Eden, can watch the festivities there.
Finally, 199 kilos of rose petals will be showered at the Eden on the final day of the match.