ICC World Cup 2019: ‘Stand by’ – ICC releases official song for showpiece event in UK
The tournament will run from May 30 to July 14. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on July 9 and 11 respectively, while the Lord’s will host the final on July 14.Updated: May 18, 2019 10:34 IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the official song for the upcoming World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to take place in England and Wales between May 30 and July 14.
“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.
The official handle of the Cricket World Cup uploaded the video on social media and their post read: “The Official #CWC19 Song is here! ‘Stand By’ from @thisisloryn & @Rudimental is out now!”
The tournament will run from May 30 to July 14. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on July 9 and 11 respectively, while the Lord’s will host the final on July 14.
The 10 teams in the tournament will play against each other in a single-league format, with the top four sides after 45 matches to qualify for the two semi-finals. There are prizes for each league match won, in what promises to be a competitive tournament with the world’s best playing each other in a round-robin format.
The winner of tournament will earn a purse of $ 4 million, the highest prize money to date, along with the trophy that the victorious team will lift at the Lord’s on July 16.
The total prize pot, which sits at $ 10 million, will see the runners-up assured of $ 2 million and the losing semi-finalists $ 800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues.
Prize Money: Winners (1) USD 4,000,000; Runners-Up (1) USD 2,000,00; Losing Semi-Finalists (2) USD 800,000 each; Winners of each league stage match (45): USD 40,000 each; Teams that do pass the league stage (6) USD 100,000 each.
((With agency inputs))