ROYAL Mail has unveiled a special edition postbox in Chester-le-Street for the Cricket World Cup

To mark the launch of the ICC Cricket World Cup, when England meets South Africa at The Oval, in London, tomorrow, the company has decorated ten postboxes across the UK, in each host city for the tournament.

Other postboxes transformed for the duration of the tournament are in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham, Taunton and Leeds.

The Emirates Riverside Stadium in Chester-le-Street, will host three games during the tournament, including when England takes on New Zealand.

Mark Street, of campaigns at Royal Mail said: “We love the opportunity to celebrate Great British traditions, and what better occasion than the honour of being the host nation for the Cricket World Cup? We are delighted to honour this quintessentially British sport and important occasion on our iconic postboxes.”

Paul Smith, director of city and spectator experience ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, added: “This is a fantastic activation that will help bring the tournament to life in our host cities. We saw the amazing interest around the Olympic Games postboxes and we expect these versions to do the same thing.

“We have worked hard to deliver a World Cup atmosphere outside of the cricketing stadiums with our free to enter fanzones and city activations and is another great way of engaging members of the public in this amazing tournament.”