CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today unveiled the Oxigen Proteas T20 squad’s theme song and campaign ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament which takes place in India.
 
In June last year, Oxigen Wallet became the official Proteas T20 team sponsor.
 
With T20 cricket all about excitement, fun, energy and entertainment, CSA’s video content production agency T+W presented a concept for the Proteas’ World T20 campaign that included all these elements in the form of a music video.
 
The theme song, Fireball by the world famous, Pitbull, with lyrics like “I’m on Fire”, “Born in a flame”, “The best you ever had” and especially “Bringing it back”, the song was the perfect choice for the ICC World T20 campaign.
 
The song resonated with the team because Fireball had a tie-in with the #ProteaFire culture that the team developed in 2012 and that culture had been shared with fans over the past 24 months.
 
Pramod Saxena, Chairman & MD of Oxigen Services said, “We are extremely delighted with our steadfast business partnership with Blue Label Telecom for the last 12 years, and with our sponsorship for Cricket South Africa for the Oxigen Proteas T20 squad, we find another energizing association. This campaign sets a global example on how promotions across countries can be weaved together for a worldwide reach. I would like to thank and wish the CSA teams all the best for their games during the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.”
 
The Proteas were involved in the creative process from the very beginning, and it was decided that as well as a studio shoot where they got to play out their rockstar fantasies, the music video needed to include South African fans, the people they play for.  
 
As part of the campaign, The Protea supporters have the opportunity to send their messages of support and good luck to be seen by the team at the ICC World T20 in their hotel Team Room by simply using the hashtag #ProteaFire on Twitter and Instagram or Facebook. Only public posts on Instagram will be displayed on their screen. 
 
Facebook users can go to //www.facebook.com/inspireProteas and post on the page. Once the social media post is published, fans can log into //cricket.co.za/add-your-voice to see the messages of support from all other Protea supporters as well as search for their own messages on the team’s inspirational wall. The Oxigen Proteas will also have access to this Social Media Wall at their hotel’s team room. 
 
The “Fireball” theme song can be viewed on You Tube by clicking onto the following link //youtu.be/GLnUaxY6TQM 
 
Due to music rights issues, the song can only be viewed in South Africa and India for now.
 

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