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ICC World T20 Sri Lanka 2012 Official event song launched

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B&S ICC T20 World Cup 2012

Good news for Cricket fans…ICC World T20 Sri Lanka 2012 Official event
song launched…

The
International Cricket Council (ICC) in collaboration with Bathiya and Santhush
launched the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 official event song ‘Vissai
Vissa’ (Twenty Twenty).

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has selected Sri Lankanmusic superstars Bathiya and Santhush (B&S) to create the official event
song for the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 which will run from September 18 to
October 7.
The official event song of the ICC WT20 SL 2012 captures the
spirit and energy of Sri Lanka and the Twenty20 format of the game. The song
‘Vissai Vissa’ in essence means ‘Twenty Times More’.

Sri Lankan fans are invited by Bathiya and Santhush to join the
music video by filming themselves singing the official song. Videos can be shot
using mobile phone cameras or handy cams and uploaded online to a special
website
Fans can sing the event song solo or with family and friends and
are encouraged to be as creative as possible. 
Their videos will be featured
along with Bathiya, Santhush and Cricketing stars singing the World Twenty20
anthem.  
“We wanted to involve the fans in
the video of the ICC World Twenty20 song as they are a huge part of the
country’s spirited cricket culture” said Bathiya and Santhush at the opening of
releasing the video to the nation. “Fans have built the celebratory atmosphere
that surrounds a game of cricket. The upcoming ICC World Twenty20 will be an
explosion of excitement and fun and this is a special tribute to all the fans
of the game.”
Special booths with fun backdrops and props will be set up in key
locations and towns for fans to record their videos and upload the clips. Fans
will be able upload clips of their own creative video versions by clicking on
the option “Create a video response” below the official song.
The fan responses will later be screened by the ICC and uploaded
to the official ICC Youtube channel, www.youtube/user/cricketicc to generate
the most number of “thumbs up” in the contest. Selected contestants will then
be entitled to have their personal ‘cheer’ as part of the official music video.
The
official song with lyrics will be uploaded to the dedicated ICC Youtube channel
for fans to view. The link to the official song will also be available on the
ICC site, ESPN cricinfo.com.Facebook sidebar ads
and other local websites. To download the song, fans can re-visit the ICC
YouTube channel.  

The English version of the event song is sung by Arjun Coomaraswamy for
international audiences, the Sinhala version by local stars Bathiya and
Santhush and the Tamil version by Dinesh Kanagaratnam. The Sinhala and Tamil
versions are aimed at the host nation cricket fans.

The official Video of the World Twenty20 anthem will be released in Sri Lanka
and globally on 7 September 2012.

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