BlogThe Cricket World Cup 2019 is celebrated by painting Royal Mail Postboxes in Blue

The Cricket World Cup 2019 is celebrated by painting Royal Mail Postboxes in Blue

The Cricket World Cup 2019 is celebrated by painting Royal Mail Postboxes in Blue

The 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup.

This is an international cricket tournament contested by men's national teams from the ICC and is being hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. The first match was played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord's. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup is being held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

Postboxes have been painted blue in towns and cities across England and Wales to mark the Cricket World Cup. The BBC report that ten postboxes close to each of the host venues have been rebranded by Royal Mail for the duration of the tournament. The ICC said the promotion would, "help bring the tournament to life".

One in New Street, Birmingham, celebrates Brian Lara's record first-class innings score of 501 not out, at Edgbaston in 1994. Another postbox is near Lord's Cricket Ground in London, which will host the final of the 50-over tournament on 14 July 2019.

Blue postboxes unveiled for World Cup

Ten boxes were repainted and adorned with facts in towns and cities hosting the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

Why not look for a blue postbox near you? Here are the locations:

  • Birmingham: New Street
  • Bristol: 33 Wine Street
  • Cardiff: 29 Queen Street
  • Chester-le-Street: Front Street
  • Leeds: 3-7 King Edward Street
  • London: St. John's Wood Road
  • Manchester: 19 Princess Street
  • Nottingham: 19 Angel Row
  • Southampton: Above Bar Street
  • Taunton: 37 North Street

Blue postboxes are not an entirely new phenomenon - they were introduced for airmail letters in the 1930s and postboxes were painted gold in the home locations of gold medal winners in the 2012 London Olympics.

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