Cricket-Lord's to turn red, white and blue for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Floodlight installation at Lord's Cricket Ground - Lord's - 8/4/09 A general view of the new floodlights at Lord's Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Tony O'Brien/

LONDON (Reuters) - Lord's will be a sea of red, white and blue during England's first test against New Zealand next month as the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) joins Britain's celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth's seven decades on the throne.

The 96-year-old, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, marked seven decades as queen in February, and four days of "Platinum Jubilee" events to recognise that landmark are being held at the start of June.

The MCC announced on Wednesday that floral decorations and bunting around Lord's, known as the Home of Cricket, will be swathed in the colours of the flag during the June 2-6 test.

"As soon as the match dates were announced, we were excited at being given this unique opportunity to join the celebrations," said Guy Lavender, MCC Chief Executive & Secretary.

"We are really looking forward to seeing Lord's, and everyone in the ground, decked out in red, white and blue."

A tree will be planted in the Coronation Garden on the opening day of the match and a "Platinum Jubilee pudding" will be available in all premium seating.

"All spectators will be encouraged to join in the celebration by wearing red, white and blue and they will be able to get their hands on their own Lord's Jubilee souvenir...," a statement said.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Cricket

Cricket-COVID rules England wicketkeeper Foakes out of third NZ test
Cricket-England strike late to seize control of Headingley test
Cricket-Maxwell's test hopes on the rise despite deteriorating 'baggy green'
Cricket-'Outstanding', Australia skipper Finch lauds Sri Lankan fans
Cricket-NZ still in heavyweight Headingley fight, says Mitchell
Cricket-England centurion Bairstow revels in just being himself
Cricket-Carey, Labuschagne guide Australia to consolation win over Sri Lanka in fifth ODI
Cricket-Brilliant Bairstow and unlikely hero Overton rescue England first innings
Cricket-NZ's Nicholls given 'a bit of space' after freak dismissal
Cricket-Australia retain Maxwell as Head cover for Sri Lanka tests

Others Also Read