Dancehall artiste Jahmiel is among five artistes featured on the International Cricket Council theme song for the tournament to be held in England from May 30 to July 14.
The song, entitled ‘Way-O Way-O’, is produced in collaboration with Uber and written by Sonal Dabral, an Indian-born communications specialist. ‘Jay-O Jay-O’ also features four other artistes from five countries participating in this year’s tournament including Catherine Taylor Dawson (UK), Simba Diallo (New Zealand) and choir group Khayelitsha United Mambazo (South Africa).
“It is an honour to be associated with so many talented artistes from cricket loving nations to create this first ever anthem. I do hope, like cricket, that this anthem helps fans connect and bond together to cheer their favourite sport,” Jahmiel is quoted as saying in an ICC press release.
The song will be played on stadium screens during game breaks throughout the tournament.
Uber’s Chief International Business Officer, Brooks Entwistle, hailed the song’s celebration of cricket’s togetherness.
“Music transcends geographical barriers and will give fans a powerful voice to express love for their favourite team and players,” Entwistle said.