Gin Wigmore’s ‘Girl Gang’ Picked as The Song Of ICC Women’s World Cup 2022

According to a press release by ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, New Zealand pop star Gin Wigmore’s ‘Girl Gang’ has been announced as the promotional song for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.
With lyrics regarding hitting and running hard to become a champion, Wigmore’s women empowerment anthem seemed like it was written for the purpose of promoting a global sporting event. Even though it wasn’t, the pop star is elated with the way things have worked out.
“When you send a song out to the world you never really know what will happen,” says Wigmore, who goes by the name Virginia Butler when not performing. “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’.
The spirit of GIRL GANG celebrates women coming together to “fight against a society that so often pits us against each other and tears us down”.
Wigmore was named as New Zealand’s breakthrough artist of the year in 2010 at the New Zealand Music Awards. Her first album Holy Smoke brought her both professional and public accolades, winning album of the year along with being the nation’s highest selling album that year.
With two nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards, Wigmore was also named New Zealand’s Best female solo vocalist in 2015.
The pop star also confessed that she is “not all that sporty” and her memories of cricket being limited to matches of beach cricket at the family holiday home in Hahei.
“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 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 will be hosted by New Zealand from March 4 to April 3, 2022. The 31 day action packed event will feature 31 matches at six venues.


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