Ganguly said the order would be placed next week. It hasn’t yet been finalised whether the masks will come with the tickets or be left at the seats.
The CAB is also planning to have placards around the stadium which when held together forms Tendulkar’s face. “Since it’s a historic occasion, we are planning to make it unique everyday. If it’s Sachin masks one day, another day we could have placards in different sections of the stadium,” said Ganguly.
This is popular at football matches in Europe. At Barcelona’s Camp Nou, greeting the home team with the Catalan flag formed out of different placards on the spectators’ seats is a ritual.
Tickets too are not being spared. This being Tendulkar’s last series, efforts are also on to have his picture on the tickets to be sold on all five days.