Dialog Cricket World Cup song challenge


The launch of the ‘Dialog Cricket World Cup Song Challenge with M Entertainments’, a star-studded event with the participation of the Sri Lanka cricket team and other distinguished members of the music industry was held at Qbaa on Thursday evening. 

The most celebrated sport of the country; cricket is closely affiliated with music due to the contagious enthusiasm of the fans celebrating the spirit of the game uniting as one nation. Thus music and cricket have become a unifying factor to the Sri Lankans. 

With only five months away from the most anticipated cricketing event; ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia/New Zealand, Maharaja Entertainments, a subsidiary of the Capital Maharaja Organization together with the main sponsor of the Sri Lanka cricket, Dialog Axiata leads the way in wishing our team all the success in a unique campaign. 

The pioneering event will lead the campaign as they invite amateurs and professionals alike to join with their own composed songs to be submit for the challenge wishing the Sri Lanka cricket team for the forthcoming mega world cup. The competition will conclude on the 15th of October and from all the submissions, the best will be featured in the world cup song album scheduled to be released at the end of this year. 

Fun-filled evening was entertained by undisputed kings of the Lankan music, Gypsies and the official sponsorship was also presented to Mr. Susira Dinal – Head of Sirasa TV by Mr. Harsha Samaranayake – Head of Brand and Media, Dialog Axiata PLC.

National cricketers such as Angelo Mathews, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ashan Priyanjan, Chanaka Welagedara and Dammika Prasad were among the present at this colourful occasion. 

Sri Lanka T20 skipper Lasith Malinga expressed his views on this campaign “This is a great concept with only 6 months away from the world cup. It is all for the benefit of the players and the fans. “

Sri Lanka’s leading spinner Rangana Herath was delighted with the initiative taken by Dialog and M Entertainments,” It will encourage not only the fans, but the players as well. “ Rangana said to www.thepapare.com

Sri Lanka cricket team’s trainer Dharshan Weerasinghe shared his views with www.thepapare.com on the Dialog Cricket World Cup Song Challenge “This is what the team needs, this is a wonderful motivation to the team in the lead up to the world cup. This puts a positive pressure on the team which will bring the best out of the players in Australia/New Zealand. “

Left-arm seamer Chanaka Welagedara too was not hesitant in giving his thoughts on this campaign “This is a great inspiration before the world cup, we will all be able to witness the proper results of this song challenger during the world cup.” 

The most recent ICC World T20 win once again ignited the expectation of the nation towards the 2015 world cup triumph and 20 million hearts will beat in one hope of another 1996 repeat.