ICC Announces Official Song for Women’s World Cup 2022
The ICC has named Gin Wigmore’s “Girl Gang” as the official song for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. Wigmore was crowned New Zealand’s breakthrough artist of the year in 2010 at the New Zealand Music Awards. She was also named the country’s best female solo vocalist in 2015 and has been nominated twice for MTV Europe Music Awards.
“When you send a song out to the world, you never really know what will happen,” Wigmore told ICC. “You do certainly have hopes for it. I guess I had thought it would make a great theme song for something. So when the ICC called I was like, ‘Heck yeah, that is so cool’.
“I’m really thrilled. It’s so exciting.”
“I was kind of the kid who sat over to the side on the bench drawing and writing,” she said.
“So this is actually going to be a really cool journey. I’m really excited about learning all about cricket and the World Cup. From what I’ve seen so far these women are amazing athletes.”
The announcement came on Wednesday at an event at Mt Maunganui Beach in Tauranga, with Wigmore skydiving down to the beach with the World Cup trophy.
The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 will be held in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3 2022, with 31 matches played across 31 days at six venues.