The World Cup fever is on and it is going to only increase after ICC released the official song for the World Cup 2019. The governing body of the game, on Friday, released the song – ‘Stand By’ – with LORYN and Rudimental across all streaming platforms. The song 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 when the showpiece event begins on May 30.
“The exciting partnership 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,” wrote the ICC on their official website.
The twelfth edition of the World Cup is considered as the biggest-ever edition of the tournament. The much-awaited tournament is attracting around one million sporting fans in the UK while a further billion fans will watch worldwide as the top ten teams in the world will fight it out for supremacy.
The tournament gets underway on May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa in the tournament-opener. India, on the other hand, will open their campaign on June 5 against South Africa only. The format of this year’s World Cup will each of the ten teams playing against each before the top four make it to the semifinal. The two will then take on each other in the final at the iconic Lord’s on July 14.
Meanwhile, the winner of the competition earn a purse of $ 4 million, the highest prize money to date. A total of $10 million will be at stake in the World Cup. The runners-up will get $2 million and the losing semifinalists $ 800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament. There are prizes for each league match won.
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And in case you are just too excited for the World Cup, then watch this official song to get even more excited:
🎶 The Official #CWC19 Song is here! 🎶
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 17, 2019