Postcards on 1996 Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka
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The 1996 Cricket World cup was played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was the Sixth World Cup. It was played from 14 February to 17 March 1996 and was also known as Wills’ World Cup 1996. India & Pakistan were hosting the World Cup for the second time whereas Sri Lanka was hosting it for the first time. 12 Countries participated in the tournament. Sri Lanka defeated Australia by 7 Wickets in the final at Gadaffi stadium Lahore to lift the trophy.
Sri Lanka Post also issued a two rupees postcard featuring a triangular stamp design with the World Cup trophy and a batsman. The caption at the base of the stamp reads “6th World Cup cricket champions 1996”.