T20 World Cup: ICC releases official anthem ‘Live The Game’


Karachi: As the men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is just one month away, the ICC has officially released the tournament’s anthem titled ‘Live The Game’.

The song is composed by India’s music composer Amit Trivedi which features avatars of Indian captain Virat Kohli, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, West Indian skipper Kieron Pollard and Australia’s Glenn Maxwell.

The film showcased young fans transported to the exciting world of T20I cricket, playing with their favourite players, all to a peppy soundtrack that had the players grooving through the week.

The avatar animation featured a brand-new broadcast technology that blends both 3D and 2D effects – it involved a production team of over 40 people, including designers, modellers, matte painters, animators, lighters, and compositors.

“T20I cricket has proven time and time again that it can engage fans of all ages, and I’m excited to bring some fireworks to the stadiums in the UAE and for those watching all over the world,” said Pollard.

“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is going to be one of the toughest and most exciting on record,” he said. “There are so many teams that could take the trophy and every game will be like a final. We can’t wait to get started knowing the calibre of players we have,” Maxwell said.

It must be noted that the competition will begin on 17 October with Qualifiers while the Super12s will start from October 23. The final will take place in Dubai on 14 November.

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