Kolkata: For the first time in world cricket history, a gold coin has been minted with the words "199th TEST MATCH" embossed on it alongwith Sachin Tendulkar's picture. The coin was used for the toss at Eden Garden today during the first Test against West Indies.
On the reverse side of the coin is written "EDEN GARDEN, CAB KOLKATA 6th NOVEMBER 2013"
ICC Match referee Andy Pycroft has given permission for use of this commemorative gold coin.
At the end of his 199th Test, this gold coin will be presented to Sachin Tendulkar as a memento.
A silver tree with 199 leaves will also be presented to Sachin at the end of the test match.