The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just around the corner and the atmosphere is slowly reaching a fever pitch. To further amp up the hype, the ICC released the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 official theme song titled Stand By. During the 2015 edition of the Cricket World Cup, the theme song was called Bob’s Beat by WDL feat. Mawe.
The new song is the product of a collaboration between LORYN and Rudimental. It is set to be played in various events across the tournament as the official song for the Cricket World Cup 2019.
The ICC stated that the newly released World Cup song “celebrates the cultural diversity of the United Kingdom and was announced earlier in May at an exclusive event hosted by Radio 1 Breakfast DJ, Greg James in discussion with Cricket World Cup Ambassador Freddie Flintoff and LORYN.”
Following its release earlier today, the song was made available for download for the masses.
“Celebrating our diversity is a key message of the band. Obviously, we’ve all got different heritages, we’re from London – one of the most diverse cities in the world and we like to celebrate our differences. That’s our vibe,” said Rudimental’s Piers Aggett at the announcement.
“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,” continued Steve Elworthy, World Cup managing director, at the same event.
This year, the World Cup takes place in England and Wales and the Australian team will be hoping to make it two World Cup wins in a row. However, the hosts will be just as motivated, especially with the fans in their corner.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament begins on the 30th of May, after a few warmup matches, and end on the 14th of July. It will be a full month of pure cricket action, and the new theme song will certainly add to the spice.