Pak treasures CT win with commemorative stamp

Pakistan’s Postal Department has issued a set of commemorative stamps and souvenir sheets to mark their national cricket team’s win in the Champions Trophy final.

The stamps, priced at Pakistani rupees 10 and available for purchase at post offices across the country from Thursday, show Pakistan ‘s cricketers celebrating with the trophy at the Oval, apart from a separate set with shots of the trophy and a list of nations that took part in the tournament.

Pakistan ‘s win in the Champions Trophy was their biggest global ODI tournament victory since the 1992 World Cup when Imran Khan’s side lifted the trophy in Australia.
Pakistan has won the Champions Trophy with a win over arch-rivals India.

Pakistan Post’s Treasury Officer Karachi Tariq Awan had said that 50,000 souvenir sheets and 300,000 stamps have been issued.

“The set of three stamps will cost Rs30, while the souvenir sheets are priced at Rs50 each,” Pakistan’s national daily The Dawn has quoted Awan as saying.

Pakistan had thrashed favourites India by 180 runs to clinch the Champions Trophy title in a thrilling competition at London’s Oval ground.

The green shirts set up a daunting 339-run target with a loss of four wickets for the men in blue, but Indian batting collapsed under a calculated bowling attack, with all men out for just 158 runs in the 31st over.

The score is Pakistan’s second-highest against India. The last time Pakistan beat India in an ICC event was in 2009 ─ also during a Champions Trophy match.