Royal Mail to celebrate England’s historic double world cup win
Royal Mail will celebrate, through special stamps, white and gold postboxes and a postmark, the England Cricket team’s historic victory today. Representing both England and Wales, this is the first time that the England Men’s and Women’s teams have held both the ICC Cricket World Cup winners’ titles simultaneously. This will be a unique and highly visible way to celebrate the huge achievement of both teams.
The Special Stamp issue will feature images of both squads. Presented in two Miniature Sheets, one sheet will showcase images of the England Men’s team from their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 winning campaign while the other sheet will feature images of the England Women’s winning team from their ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 victory. Each sheet will include two 1st Class stamps, and two £1.60 value stamps and retail at £4.60.
Royal Mail will also roll out 15 special edition postboxes at each ground used in the tournament to mark the historic achievement of both England teams, starting with a postbox outside Lord’s Cricket Ground where both sold-out finals were held. There will be a special postbox in locations of importance to the captains of both ICC Cricket World Cup winning teams, England Men’s captain Eoin Morgan and the captain of the 2017 Women’s team Heather Knight OBE as a tribute for leading their teams to victory.
A special postmark celebrating England Cricket’s historic achievement will run from Wednesday.
Matt Parkes, managing director, stamps and collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “Cricket is truly coming home. We are delighted to celebrate the historic achievement of England Cricket and celebrate both the England Men’s and Women’s winning teams in 2019 and in 2017, giving England Cricket both titles.”
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer said: “It is a historic achievement for England Cricket to be both the Men’s and Women’s ICC World Cup champions. We are very grateful to Royal Mail for honouring our victorious teams and paying a special tribute to the captains Heather Knight and Eoin Morgan. We would like to thank Royal Mail for their generosity.”