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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Cricket World Cup (2)

Collection of Banknotes, Stamps and Coins for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Cricket World Cup. The 1996 Cricket World Cup (aka Wills World Cup) was won by Sri Lanka who beat Australia by 7 wickets at the final in Lahore. The 1996 World Cup was played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Controversy dogged the tournament before any games were played, however, when Australia and the West Indies refused to send their teams to Sri Lanka following the Central Bank Bombing by the Tamil Tigers in January, citing security concerns. Sri Lanka, in addition to offering maximum security to the teams, questioned the validity of citing security concerns when the International Cricket Council had determined it was safe. After extensive negotiations, the ICC ruled that Sri Lanka would be awarded both games on forfeit. As a result of this decision, Sri Lanka automatically qualified for the quarter-finals without having played a game.



Three teams made their World Cup debuts in 1996: the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Kenya. The Netherlands lost each of their five matches while the U.A.E. only beat the Dutch. Kenya, however, recorded a surprise victory over the West Indies in Pune. The Sri Lankans, coached by Dav Whatmore and captained by Arjuna Ranatunga, used Man of the Series Sanath Jayasuriya[1] and Romesh Kaluwitharana as opening batsmen to take advantage of the fielding restrictions during the first 15 overs of each innings. At a time when 50 or 60 runs in the first 15 overs was considered adequate, Sri Lanka scored 117 runs in those overs against India, 123 against Kenya, 121 against England in the quarter-final and 86 against India in the semi-final. Against Kenya, Sri Lanka made 398 for 5, a new record for the highest team score in a one-day international that stood until April 2006. Sri Lanka won the first semi-final over India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in front of a crowd unofficially estimated at 110 000. Chasing Sri Lanka's innings of 251 for 8, India had slumped to 120 for 8 in the 35th over when sections of crowd began to throw fruit and plastic bottles onto the field.



The players left the field for 20 minutes in an attempt to quieten the crowd. When the players returned for play, more bottles were thrown onto the field and fires were lit in the stand. Match referee Clive Lloyd awarded the match to Sri Lanka, the first default ever in a Test or One Day International. In the second semi-final in Mohali, Australia recovered from 15 for 4 to reach 207 for 8 from their 50 overs. The West Indians had reached 165 for 2 in the 42nd over before losing their last 8 wickets for 37 runs in 50 balls. Sri Lanka won the toss in the final and sent Australia in to bat despite the team batting first having won all five previous World Cup finals. Mark Taylor top scored with 74 in Australia's total of 241 for 7. After Australia had put down no fewer than five catches, Sri Lanka won the match in the 47th over with Aravinda de Silva following his 3 for 42 with an unbeaten 107 to win the Player of the Match award. It was the first time a tournament host or co-host had won the cricket World Cup.

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

ICC Cricket World Cup Runers up 2007 (set of 2)

Date: 30-Apr-07
Denomination: 15r, 15r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - ICC Cricket World Cup Runers up 2007 (set of 2) in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagory: Cricket.

MS-LK-0707Z

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - First Day Covers (FDCs)

1996 World Cup Cricket Champions Sri Lanka

Date: 18-Aug-96
Denomination: 2r, 17r, 10r50c, 20r
Country: Sri Lanka

Stamp FDC - 1996 World Cup Cricket Champions Sri Lanka in collection of First Day Covers part of Catagory: Cricket.

FD-LK-00330

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - First Day Covers (FDCs)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

Date: 23-Feb-07
Denomination: 5r, 50r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Stamp FDC - ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in collection of First Day Covers part of Catagory: Cricket.

FD-LK-00870

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - First Day Covers (FDCs)

ICC Cricket World Cup Runers up 2007

Date: 30-Apr-07
Denomination: 15r, 15r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Stamp FDC - ICC Cricket World Cup Runers up 2007 in collection of First Day Covers an item in the Catagory: Cricket.

FD-LK-00910

 
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