Stamps on Genoa Football & Cricket Club – San Marino
Genoa Football and Cricket Club commonly known as Genoa is a professional Italian Football and Cricket Club based in the city of Genoa.It was established on 07 Sep 1893.It is Italy’s First official football team. Genoa has won Italian Football Championships nine times and has mostly played in Serie A and B of Italian league. Its Cricket Club plays in Serie A of Italian Cricket League.
San Marino issued a stamp on 13 April 2013 to commemorate 120th Anniversary of Genoa Cricket and Football Club.
India’s Historic 500th Cricket Test Match-Special Cover India 2016
India played its historic 500th Test Match on 22 Sep 2016 at Green Park Kanpur.It was played between India and New Zealand. A Special Cover was issued at Bengaluru on 24 Sep 2016 to commemorate this historic occasion.
First Cricket Test Match at Pune -Special Cover 2017
Maharashtra Cricket Association build a new International Cricket stadium in Gahunje ,Pimpri,Pune. It hosted the First Test Match between India & Australia from 23 -27 Feb 2017. A Special Cover was released to commemorate this occasion on 23 Feb 2017.
The 2018 Asia Cup Cricket presently underway in United Arab Emirates is the 14th Edition of Asia Cup Cricket. This edition is ODI format (50 Over ).India defeated Pakistan by 8 Wickets and the tournament has now progressed to Super 4’s stage.
The 1988 Asia Cup (also Known as Wills Asia Cup) was held in Bangladesh from 27 Oct to 04 Nov 1988 under the aegis of Asian Cricket Council. Four teams participated in the tournament. Bangladesh was the host nation but was still an Associate member of ICC.The Matches were played in Dhaka and Chittagong.
India defeated Sri Lanka in the final played in Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka on 04 Nov 1988.
Bangladesh issued a set of three stamps 10 Taka (Bowler in action) ,5 Taka (Batsman in action) and 1 Taka (Wicket-Keeper in action).The stamps were issued on 27 Oct 1988.
Today we are celebrating the 110th Birth Anniversary of the Greatest Batsman in the History of Cricket Sir Donald Bradman ( 27 Aug 1908 – 25 Feb 2001). Even Google has come out with Doodle tribute to him.
Dilip Sardesai 78th Birthday – Indian Test Cricketer
Dilip Narayan Sardesai (08 Aug 1940- 02 Jul 2007) was the only Goa Born Cricketer to play for India. He is regarded as India’s best batsman against spin bowling.
He made his Test Debut versus England at Kanpur in Dec 1961 and went on to play 30 Tests for India from 1961 to 1972 and scored 2001 runs which included Five Centuries . His career had seemed over when he was picked for West Indies tour and it turned out be the high point of his career .He scored 212 in First test at Kingston,scored 112 at Port of Spain and then 150 in 4th Test to aggregate 642 which was highest in the series till Sunil Gavaskar overtook his tally in last Test. At that point of time he was called “Renaissance Man of Indian Cricket”. He was an important player in the Win over England in 1971 series. The 1971 victories over West Indies and England were historic Victories in many ways .
A Commemorative stamp was issued on 30 Dec 1971 to mark our Cricket Victories in 1971. We remember Dilip Narayan Sardesai on his 78th Birthday Today.