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Now a song for cricket by India-Bangladesh and Srilanka

Mumbai, Apr 27 ():  After theme songs for CWG by A R Rahman, Shankar Ehsan Loy and Euphoria, a tri- nation band will now compose an anthem song for Cricket. Cricket for peace composed by music director Nishit Mehta, is a four-minute song  sung in Hindi, English, Bangla and Sinhalese. The 11 singers from across the subcontinent met in Mumbai earlier this week to record the single, and they will  perform today at Nariman Point. The group will also shoot a music video in the city, later this week.

Financial company Moneygram, organised a Cricket For Peace contest, through which they auditioned 300 bands from India. Twenty-four-year-old Amit Sivashanmugam from Chennai says it is all about cricket. “I have been watching the sport ever since I was a child, so when I heard of the contest, I instantly registered. I never expected to win, but now that I am here, it is great to meet other cricket fans and sing along,” he says. 47-year-old Lenny, who flew in from Colombo said, “My band, Highways, auditioned for the competition. I used to play cricket as a child, and follow the matches. Sri Lanka loves the sport,” says Lenny, whose countrymen, 26-year-old Damien Fernando, 21-year-old Shehan Wanigasekera and 24-year-old Dilan Kayakody are the other vocalists.

Cricket for Peace  song, will be on an album with the same moniker – “Cricket For Peace” and will also have 11 songs composed by their individual bands on the same sport. Dhaka’s 27-year-old Kazi Nowrid Amin and 22-year-old Rabiul Awal explain how Bangladesh is  cricket crazy and does not miss the IPL matches.