London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the ICC World Cup 2019 official song “Stand By” on Friday (May 17) with less than two weeks to go for the quadrennial showpiece event in England and Wales.

World Cup has returned to England with the 10-team tournament set to commence on May 30 with the Eoin Morgan-led hosts facing South Africa in the opener. The final will be played at Lord’s on July 14.

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On Friday, ICC released the official song and is now available for download for the fans.

ICC said, “Stand By” — 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.”

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“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,” it added.

The video of the song is available on YouTube and at the time of writing this article, it had more than 1.5 lakh views. Also, it had more than 4,500 likes and over 1,500 dislikes.

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“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. “Stand By” will be played around the world and provide a common voice for fans to show their passion,” the ICC further stated.

“Stand By”, the Official Tournament Song is available to listen and download here:

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