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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 official anthem released

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DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday, released the highly-anticipated anthem “Out of this World” for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, featuring Sean Paul and Soca Superstar Kes.

Produced by Michael “Tano” Montano, the enthusiastic soundtrack features appearances by some of the most notable figures in sports.

That includes eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and West Indies cricket superstars Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

The music video also features current cricket players like West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor and the United States of America (USA) bowler Ali Khan and other Caribbean personalities.

Speaking about the official T20 World Cup 2024 anthem, Grammy award-winning singer Sean Paul stated that the soundtrack is about Caribbean pride and positive energy.

“I have always believed that music, like cricket, has the power to bring people together in unity and celebration.

“This song is all about positive energy and Caribbean pride and I can’t wait for the carnival of cricket to get started and hear everyone singing along to the anthem, bringing the party to stadiums across the West Indies and USA.”

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Kes, on the other hand, shared that he feels honoured to write and record the official anthem for the T20 World Cup.

“Cricket has always been a major part of Caribbean culture, so I’m honoured to write and record the official anthem for the T20 World Cup.

Respect goes out to the entire crew whose creative input inspired this anthem. The track embodies the vibrant culture and energy of cricket and is a real anthem for people to sing out and feel the spirit of unity.”

T20 World Cup 2024 is slated to take place from June 1 to 29 and will be co-hosted by the USA and West Indies. The tournament kicks off with co-host USA taking on Canada in the curtain raiser at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.

The ninth edition of the mega event features a record 20 teams, divided into four groups. The top two teams from each of the groups will qualify for the Super Eight phase, where the sides will be split into two groups of four.

The top two in each group will then make their way to the semi-finals.

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