He has asked the KCA to not destroy the football turf of the Kochi stadium which has the approval of FIFA, and disappoint both cricket and football fans.
In his tweet he said "for many different reasons, I feel this is wrong" and sharing his childhood memories of the co-existence of cricket and football, he said "effort and money has gone into the football pitch at the JN Stadium and I must implore the authorities that their work is not thrown away". He has also said that the chief of Committee of Administrators Vivod Rai has given assurance that he'd intervene in this issue at the earliest. "Hoping that neither the cricket nor the football fans are disappointed", he tweeted.
Tendulkar said he has taken up the matter with the cricket board BCCI.
Over the course of this week, I have read various reports that the turf at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium will be dug up to help facilitate the ODI cricket match between India and West Indies.
Taking to Twitter, Sachin said that he was concerned about the damage that could be done to the FIFA-approved football ground in Kochi, used to host the Indian Super League.
They raised apprehension that hosting a cricket match on November 1 in the stadium would damage the world class football turf and affect the ISL season that normally begins in October every year and lasts for around four months.
"He has promised to review the matter". Prominent personalities such as Sasi Tharoor, N.S. Madhavan and players Rino Anto, Ian Hume and C.K. Vineeth had tweeted against the KCA decision to conduct the one-day worldwide against West Indies in Kochi, when the KCA has also an option to conduct the match in Thiruvananthapuram. "Who gains from this suspect decision?"
Sachin is also the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters ISL team.
Canadian footballer, Iain Hume who now plays as a striker for Kerala Blasters in Indian Super League vented his anger on Instagram. I understand the love of cricket in not just Kerala, but all of India, and I don't want to disrespect anyone for that.
When India has been known for being a "cricket crazy" nation, is it really necessary to dig up a football pitch to play a cricket match?