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MoneyGram International launches “Cricket For Peace” Album - SRK - 04-27-2011


New Delhi, April 27, 2011: MoneyGram International (NYSE: MGI), a leading global money transfer company and an ICC partner in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, today launched a unique music album, “CRICKET FOR PEACE.” The “CRICKET FOR PEACE” album, launched by Kunal Ganjawala, a popular Indian film music singer, is the culmination of a three-month-long program from February – April 2011 during the ICC World Cup 2011. MoneyGram’s Cricket For Peace was a multi-country, multi-lingual initiative conducted in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka and attracted compositions from more than 100 bands.

Cricket For Peace was a theme-based music contest that linked cricket with world peace. The program invited music- and cricket-lovers across the three ICC World Cup 2011 hosting nations to create musical compositions depicting ways cricket can foster the spirit of world peace. Auditions were held in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Dhaka and Colombo. The participants were encouraged to create compositions in local Indian languages, Bangla and Sinhala, plus were free to use local flavors of their regions in their Compositions.

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