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The English and Welsh Cricket Board (ECB) has a flag for sale on its web site (http://store.ecb.co.uk) a flag that is stated to be "ECB Official England Cricket 5x3ft Flag" and has a white field with a thin dark blue stripe at the top and at the bottom. In the white field is an enlarged version of one of the lions of the ECB logon in a watermarked format. Superimposed in the middle of the field is a version of the ECB logo, predominantly in dark blue, with the words "ENGLAND" on one line and then "CRICKET" underneath it.
The logo consists of three lions in dark blue, one above the other, with a crown above that, all in dark blue. On the flag, the colour of the lions tongues is red. The crown features a row of nine jewels around the rim, the outermost ones are rectangular in shape and coloured red, the third from left and third from right are coloured green and are diamond in shape. Above the depiction of the jewels is a row of five visible features alternating cross and fleur-de-lys.
Additionally, the letters TM appear between the fleur-de-lys and the cross on the right hand side. There is some kind of writing in the bottom left hand corner of the flag, on the dark blue stripe, but it is too small to see, most probably a copyright message.
Ordinarily, the ECB logo has the initials ECB underneath it and other versions exist where the logo is entirely in blue on a white background, or in white on a blue background and where the registered trademark symbol appears immediately adjacent to the crown.
The England and Wales Cricket Board was formed on 01 January 1997 from an amalgamation of three antecedent bodies, later joined by a fourth for women's cricket and is the governing body of all cricket in England and Wales. Its head office is at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
Three lions also appear on the Football Association's flag.
(1) England and Wales Cricket Board, web site, http://www.ecb.co.uk, as consulted 19 June 2008
(2) England and Wales Cricket Board, web site, http://shop.ecb.co.uk, as consulted 19 June 2008
(3) Marylebone Cricket Club, London, web site, http://www.lords.org, as consulted 19 June 2008
Colin Dobson, 19 June 2008