ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The World Cup will be played from Feb 14 to Mar 28. To commemorate the occasion, New Zealand Post has brought out Souvenir Sheet depicting the Logo of Cricket World Cup and Colour of 14 participating nations in the form of ball shaped stamps with National Flags of the participating countries. The Souvenir Sheet has been customized to depict our World Cup wins in the centre of the Souvenir Sheet.
Cricket is a passion in India where millions follow the game religiously. In order to celebrate the sporting event and to offer something unique and memorable to cricketers, cricket lovers, sportsmen, philatelists and general public, Odisha Postal Circle has started sale of the Souvenir Sheets.
Department of Posts, India has tried to capture the essence of cricket from these stamps. In Odisha, Sri Tilak De, Chief Postmaster General presented this Souvenir Sheet on Tuesday in Bhubaneswar in the presence of Sri Pawan Kumar Singh, Director Postal Services (Hqrs). Addressing the media during the presentation ceremony, Sri Tilak De said it is for the first time that the Department of Posts was presenting 14 nos. of all shaped stamps of New Zealand Post on World Cup Cricket.
The Souvenir is now available for sale at Philatelic Bureau, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and 33 Head Post Offices of Odisha from Tuesday. The cost of the Souvenir Sheet is Rs 400/- and there is discount of 20% on pack of 5 sheets. Philatelists, cricketers, Sportsmen and general public are requested to collect same before the limited stock lasts.