The color red has been synonymous to telephone boxes, buses and to post boxes in the United Kingdom. Ever faced with a situation where you turned your head for a second glance at someone who had suddenly changed their hair color to blue? The citizens in the UK are going to a similar kind of situation, the iconic red postboxes have been painted blue in several towns and cities across England; Southampton, Nottingham, Taunton, Leeds, to name a few.
However the color blue is not celebrating the smurfs, but the upcoming International Cricket Worldcup 2019. The blue paint boxes were perpetually placed at the locations which will be hosting matches. Moreover, painters in Southampton also left behind a note which read: “This box has been painted blue to celebrate the 2019 World Cup.”
Furthermore, a statement by an ICC spokesperson also stated: “This is a joint activation between the Cricket World Cup 2019 and Royal Mail which will be officially launched next week.” However, the Royal Mail has not made an official statement on the painted blue boxes. Previously, blue post boxes were spotted in Castlefield, Manchester and outside Windsor Castle. They were then introduced for airmail letters in the 1930s.
The twelfth edition of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be hosted by England and Wales and will take place from May 30 to July 14, 2019. This is the fifth time that the World Cup will be hosted by England and Wales, following World Cups in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. The first match is scheduled to be played at the Oval while the final will be played at Lord’s.