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“Death of a Gentleman” follows two cricket journalists as they trace an international scandal that will rock cricket to its core. Is test cricket dead? And can it be saved?
Test cricket is a game that has no right to exist in the 21st century. The 5 day game is the purest form of the second most popular sport on earth, representative of tradition, history and identity. Yet as the short attention spans of a new generation dictate immediacy, the Test game is in danger of being swamped by its shorter, sexier, more financially viable cousin ‘Twenty20’. Money corrupts the best of intentions, and as cricket’s administrators rub their hands with glee, the Gentleman’s game is now a product left at the back of the shelf.
Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber want to change that – and in the process, they discover some of the International Cricket Council’s dirtiest secrets.
Don’t miss the film that won the UK’s “Best Sports Film of 2016” Award and has been screening there all summer to die-hard cricket fans….and now on Beamafilm!
“Test cricket is becoming a corrupt closed shop for England, Australia and India, the rest of the willowed world are left yelling for funds, justice, even survival. DEATH OF A GENTLEMAN frisks the facts, fingers the Fifa-ish villains and cues us all to shout, and mean it: “It’s not cricket.” – Financial Review (UK)