LISTEN: ICC releases official 2019 CWC song

Cricket World Cup 2019 (File)
Cricket World Cup 2019 (File)

Cape Town - The ICC has released the official song of the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

The tournament gets under way on May 30 when hosts England take on South Africa at The Oval. 

The song, called 'Stand By', is 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 as the official song to this summer’s showpiece event.

According to an ICC release, the partnership "celebrates the cultural diversity of The United Kingdom and was announced earlier in May.

"The ICC men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is one of the world’s biggest global sporting events, it attracts one million sporting fans soaking up the action in the UK and a further billion fans watching world-wide across the 48-match event," the release said.

"'Stand By' will be played around the world and provide a common voice for fans to show their passion."

The music video has already been viewed over 500 000 times on YouTube. 

You can watch the video below:

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