Brett Lee to perform theme song for 2011 World Cup

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Sydney, Nov 11 (UNI) Brett Lee has signed a deal to produce and perform the theme song for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup to be co-hosted by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The Aussie speedster, who has not yet played a Test in India, said he was looking forward to the quadrennial mega event.

''Music's a great passion of mine, apart from cricket, and to be able to produce a song for such a big occasion - particularly given it's in the subcontinent, a place that I love - only adds to the excitement,'' the pacer said. ''The people in that part of the world have such a passion for cricket and music. I'm sure the World Cup on the subcontinent is going to be a great event,'' he added.

The deal will make the tearaway fast bowler one of the highest-selling musicians from Down Under along with pop star Kylie Minogue.

Lee, also known as Binga among his teammates, is passionate about music. He plays the bass guitar for a bandcalled Six and Out which he runs along with his brother Shane.

Lee teamed up with famous Bollywood star Asha Bhosle during the Champions Trophy last year to record the duet ''You're The One For Me'' which became a hit in India and South Africa.

The New South Wales cricketer, who turned 31 recently, is immensely popular in India due to his exploits with the ball.

The final match of the 2011 World Cup will be played in Mumbai while the opening ceremony and opening match will be staged in Bangladesh.

UNI

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