MCA to honour Sachin Tendulkar on December 3 in Mumbai

Mumbai Cricket Association, which honoured Sachin Tendulkar by naming its Kandivali facility for him earlier this month, is going to felicitate him again next week at a function at its Bandra-Kurla Complex ground in Mumbai.

"We are going to honour Sachin Tendulkar at our BKC complex on December 3 and the function would be presided over by Union Agriculture Minister and former president of ICC and BCCI, Mr Sharad Pawar. We will be presenting Sachin with a painting which was not given earlier," said MCA's vice president Ravi Savant on Saturday.

"We are also going to felicitate Prithvi Shaw for his feat for scoring 546 in school cricket as well as the young boy Mushir Ahmed Khan who has taken 20 wickets in the Kanga League (G division) in the presence of Sachin to encourage them," Savant said.

Tendulkar was felicitated at the Kandivali facility of MCA on November 11 before he signed off from cricket by playing in his 200th and last Test against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium.

Savant also said that the official unveiling of the BKC facility named for Pawar would also be held on the same day.

SRT"We are going to invite all our club representatives, former Ranji and Test cricketers and the media."

Savant also said that chemistry professor and Ramnarain Ruia College principal Suhas Pednekar, who is the recipient of this year's Tata Chemicals Best Teachers award, too would be felicitated on this occasion.