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IPL unveils anthem for 2018 edition

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The League (IPL) on Monday launched the anthem for the 2018 edition, starting April 7, with defending champions taking on

In a first, the and have collaborated to create anthem for the campaign this year which puts spotlight on what the IPL stands for -- pitting the best in T20 against each other. And aptly, they have named the anthem "Best vs Best".

The lyrics, music and the video of "Best vs Best" encompass the spirit of IPL -- the tournament which brings together the best in the game, where best of global talent showcase their prowess.

The anthem has been released in five languages -- Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada and Telugu -- across all platforms (TV, radio, and digital).

A talented ensemble of artists worked on the anthem -- South African filmmaker Dan Mace, and Siddhart Basrur, who sung the anthem in five different languages.

"The very essence of IPL is a thrilling, action-packed celebration of where the best of talent take on each other in one of the most gruelling tournaments in the world. It is a fantastic celebration of both the game and its millions of fans across the world.

"The Best vs Best campaign endeavours to showcase the pinnacle of cricket that this tournament is associated with," said Sanjay Gupta, Managing Director,

on his part said: "Given that we are now ready to embark on the next chapter for the League with the start of the 11th edition, the BCCI, in collaboration with Star India, has worked on co-creating a on the 'Best vs Best'."

"We hope this campaign spurs the non-cricket viewing public to engage more deeply with the IPL 2018 like never before," he added.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 22:50 IST