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Stamps to commemorate India's first Test also issued

MCC commission Pataudi Trophy

Cricinfo staff

June 19, 2007

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MCC is marking the 75th anniversary of India's first Test by commissioning a Pataudi Trophy, named after the Nawab of Pataudi Snr, who played for both England and India during his 14-year career.

Bletchley Park Post Office will also issue a special stamp on July 19, the first day of the Lord's Test between India and England. India played their first ever Test against England at Lord's, which started on June 25, 1932.

The stamps will feature the Pataudi Trophy, alongside an England lion and the Indian board logo. They will be available on commemorative sheets of 10 stamps and on two first day match covers. The first cover of the stamp, done by Karen Neale, an MCC artist, shows the match day view from the Edrich Stand, while the second has a montage by Clare Pollitt taken from the collection of cricket historian Boria Majumdar. The Majumdar collection will be on display in the Long Room at Lord's from July 19 for three months.

Only 500 stamps for each cover will be issued, priced at £10 per issue.

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