The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the official anthem of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 on Thursday afternoon. The anthem, titled ‘Live the Game’ has been composed by renowned Indian music director Amit Trivedi. The animated film features ‘avatars’ of Team India captain Virat Kohli, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
Notably, the official anthem of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup features a brand-new broadcast technology which blends both 3D and 2D effects. The anthem was produced after a combined effort of over 40 people, including designers, modelers, matte painters, animators, lighters, and compositors.
Watch the official anthem here:
The showpiece event begins on 17 October in Oman and UAE, with the final to be played in Dubai on 14 November. The tournament will be held across four venues - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Oman. Meanwhile, India will start their T20 WC campaign with a blockbuster clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai. All eyes will be on the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan, which has been scheduled for October 24.
The Qualifiers of the tournament will be played from October 17 to October 22, while the main tournament will commence from October 23. The tournament will begin with the Round 1 Group B encounter between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea on 17 October. The top two teams in each group will proceed to the Super-12 stage of the tournament, beginning on 23 October.