Wimbledon 2019 – It is being played from 24 Jun to 14 Jul 2019.
Women’s Singles – Simone Halep (Romania) the seventh seed beat Serena Williams (USA) the 11th seed to become the First Romanian to win the Wimbledon Crown.
It is going to be a Super Triple Sundae in England Today
Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Federer had beaten Rafal Nadal to enter his 31st Major Finals and aiming for his 9th Wimbledon Title. Djokovic is the Top seed and aiming for his 5th Wimbledon Title.
Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone where British racer Lewis Hamilton will try to add another Title
2019 ICC ODI Cricket World Cup at Lord’s between England and New Zealand where both teams are aiming for their First Title
The New Zealand Cricket Council was formed on 27 Dec 1894. The first team representing New Zealand played against New South Wales in Christchurch in 1894. The first foreign tour took place in 1898-99 when New Zealand played against Victoria and New South Wales.
New Zealand won its Test match in 1956 beating the West Indies. New Zealand played and won its First one day international against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1973.
New Zealand issued a set of Four stamps on 02 Nov 1994 to commemorate Centenary of New Zealand Cricket.
2019 Cricket World Cup – Can Pakistan repeat 1992 performance.
The 2019 Cricket World Cup is being hosted by England & Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. This is the 12th edition of the World Cup. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup is being held in England and Wales. It had earlier hosted the 1975,1979,1983 and 1999 World Cups. The 2019 World Cup features 10 teams. The 2011 and 2015 World Cups featured 14 Teams.
All the Cricket playing Nations have been regularly issuing stamps on Cricket. Cricket is popular in Commonwealth Countries and these countries have issued stamps One Day International World Cups since the inaugural tournament in 1975.
The Fifth World Cup was hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 22 Feb 1992 to 25 Mar 1992. South Africa participated for the first time and Zimbabwe became the ninth team after winning the 1990 ICC Trophy. It was also known as Benson and Hedges World Cup 1992. There were many firsts during this World Cup. The players clothing became coloured, white balls were used for the first time, black sightscreens and floodlights made their debut at the world cup
Pakistan won the trophy by defeating England by 22 runs in the Final at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Pakistan issued a set of three stamps on 27 April 1992 to commemorate its World Cup Victory. The three stamps feature the Trophy, Imran Khan, a White Cricket ball & Flags of Pakistan and other countries.
26 Jun 2019- Pakistan beat New Zealand in a thrilling encounter at Edgbaston Birmingham on 26 Jun 2019. Pakistan was at the same stage in 1992 -losing to West Indies and India and then beating New Zealand.
Are they heading for another World Cup Championship? Is it going to be India -Pakistan Semi-final or India- Pakistan Final? The next round of encounters are going to be interesting as it has opened up the World Cup. The standings and semi-final line ups may see a change
Stamps on 2007 Cricket World Cup – Cricket Philately.
The 2019 Cricket World Cup starts tomorrow with hosts England Taking on South Africa in the first match. The 2007 Cricket World Cup was held in the West Indies from 13 Mar to 28 April 2007. Apart from 10 teams with ODI status, six other associate members of ICC qualified for this World Cup. They were Kenya, The Netherlands, Scotland, Canada, Ireland and Bermuda. Ricky Ponting led Australia won the World Cup for the third time in a row by beating Sri Lanka in the final. Glenn McGrath was named the Man of the tournament for taking 26 wickets.
Sri Lanka Post issued a set of two stamps on 23 February 2007 to commemorate this event. A first day cover with stamps of unique shape was issued at Colombo.
Jamaica issued a set of four stamps on 28 February 2007 to commemorate 9th World Cup. The stamps featured the former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, batsman Collie Smith and the Sabina Park, Kingston pitch. All stamps and the first-day cover carry the World cup Logo.
Nepal issued a limited edition (500 covers each only) unique commemorative covers to mark the inaugural day and last day of the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The inaugural day cover features the flags of all countries and their location on the globe along with the logo of the World Cup. It was released at Kathmandu on 11 March 2007.
The concluding day cover for the finals at Kensington Oval, Barbados was released at Kathmandu, Nepal on 28 April 2007. An orange, anthropomorphic racoon like creature named “Mello” was named as the Mascot for the World Cup. It features the World Cup Trophy and “Mello” the mascot for the World Cup.
Bangladesh issued a set of four Se-tenant stamps on 19 April 2007 to commemorate the World Cup. These four unique stamps show Bangladesh players, Bengal Tiger and the World Cup Trophy.
Sri Lanka Post honoured its team which finished runners-up in the World Cup by releasing two commemorative stamps featuring the team and its star players. The first-day cover also features a slogan “Congratulations…..!!! Runners-up Team – Sri Lanka”
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – 03 Days to go – Stamps on 2011 World Cup.
The 10th World Cup was held in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka from 19 February to 02 April 2011. India beat Sri Lanka in the finals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to win the World Cup. It was the first time that two Asian nations reached the Final and first time since 1992 that Australia did not reach the final.
Sachin Tendulkar was a member of this team and it was his first World Cup Win. Yuvraj Singh was declared Man of the tournament.
Dominica issued a miniature sheet showing the hosts on a Map of Indian Sub-Continent and the World Cup Trophy on a Five Dollar Dominica Stamp. The Flags of all countries also feature on the Miniature Sheet.
Guyana issued a miniature sheet showing the hosts on a Map of Indian Sub-Continent and the World Cup Trophy on a Three Dollar Guyana Stamp. The Flags of all countries also feature on the Miniature Sheet.
Bangladesh also issued a miniature sheet and four stamps on 23 February 2011 featuring a Bowler, Batsman, Wicket-keeper and a Fielder.
Nepal issued a special limited edition commemorative cover on 02 April 2011 to commemorate the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – 11 Days to go – Stamps on 2015 World Cup.
The 2015 cricket World Cup was played in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 Mar 2015. Fourteen teams participated in the 11th World Cup.
New Zealand issued a unique miniature sheet on 4th February 2015. This miniature sheet contained 14 stamps on the Fourteen participating teams. Each country was represented by a Cricket ball and the Flag of the Country. Each stamp had a face value of 80 cents. The stamps were imperforate and peel off variety. In the centre, a label with ICC World Cup logo was printed.
India specific sheet – This sheet was also sold by New Zealand Post through India Post Philatelic Bureaus. The India specific sheet had a different label in the centre of the sheet. It showed the Trophy established in 1975 and below that a caption which reads “ICC Cricket World Cup Champions 1983 & 2011 India”.
Bangladesh issued a commemorative postage stamp of 10 taka denomination on 15 Mar 2015 to commemorate the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It features the Trophy, Bangladesh players on the Field and a Stadium. The total print run for this was 350,000 stamps only.
The first day cover Issued by Bangladesh features the Flags of all the 14 participating countries and the World Cup Trophy.