New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) released its official world cup song ‘Stand By’ as the countdown to the largest cricketing event entering its final two weeks.
‘Stand By’ – a collaboration between new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential acts, Rudimental – will be played in ground and city events across the tournament when the showpiece event begins on May 30.
While releasing on Friday, ICC dubbed the song which “celebrates the cultural diversity of The United Kingdom”.
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“It is important to acknowledge the power of music in sporting environments – from a motivational platform for players to providing a common voice for fans to celebrate together I am sure we will see the Official Song at the absolute heart of this tournament,” Steve Elworthy, managing director of the World Cup, had said at the announcement.
The 2019 World Cup will begin with a round-robin format, where we will see each team playing nine matches before the final four face-off in the final on July 14 at the Lord’s in London.
A total of 48 matches will be played over a span of a month and 15 days, with Australia putting their title in defence.
India will begin their World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.