Royal Mail, one of the oldest postal and courier companies from the United Kingdom have announced today that they will release 8 stamps to celebrate and honor the success of both English men’s and women’s cricket teams.
This is the first time both England women’s and men’s cricket teams have held both trophies simultaneously and therefore is a matter of pride for people in the United Kingdom.
Here’s everything you need to know about the stamps.
What do the stamps look like?
The women’s sheet shows the England women’s cricket team celebrating following their World Cup Final win by 9 runs against India at Lords on 23rd July 2017.
The men’s sheet captures similar celebrations following their July victory against New Zealand at the Lords. Each sheet contains an information card with stories and images from the event.
From where can you get these stamps? When will the stamps go on sale?
The stamps are available for pre-order on the Royal Mail website here.
Images taken during the finals of the Cricket World Cup and subsequent celebrations are due to go on sale from 26 September.
Team member, Tammy Beaumont, described the squad as being “built on passion”.
“The thing with our group at the moment, none of us started playing cricket as a career,” she added.
“We did it because we loved the game and I think you see that on the pitch, we still love the game and being able to do it for a job is a dream come true,” she further added.
Reflecting on their celebrations, Natalie Sciver agreed with her teammate: “Going on the lap of honor and seeing how many kids stayed around, with their mothers telling us how we had inspired their children, that was brilliant to see,” she said. “That was one of the goals of the tournament and it exceeded those expectations. It is a brilliant opportunity for cricket to grow.”
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