Death of a Gentleman
|Death of a Gentleman|
|Directed by||Sam Collins|
|Written by||Sam Collins|
|Music by||Chris Roe, Rob Lord|
Wellington Films (in association with)
Death of a Gentleman is a 2015 documentary about the takeover of the governance of cricket by ICC's 'Big Three'. It was directed by Sam Collins, Jarrod Kimber and Johnny Blank, and features interviews with takeover architects Giles Clarke and N Srinivasan (the other was Wally Edwards), alongside Ed Cowan, Tony Greig, Gideon Haigh, Michael Holding, Jonathan Agnew, Chris Gayle, Rev. Andrew Wingfield Digby, Haroon Lorgat, Lalit Modi, and Kevin Pietersen.
It details the allegation that the Cricket Australia (CA), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have taken over running of cricket for their own financial gain, at the expense of other Test member countries and especially the associate countries seeking Test status.
It was recognised as the Television Sports Documentary of the Year at the prestigious Sports Journalists' Awards in London in 2016. It beat off a strong shortlist including the highly commended Catch Me If You Can (a BBC Panorama investigation into allegations of doping in athletics), and One Day in May (BT Sport's story of the Bradford City fire).
- Miller, Andrew (22 February 2016). "Cricket documentary Death of a Gentleman scoops prestigious Sports Journalists Assocation [sic] award". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
- "Johnny Blank". Johnny Blank. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
- Official website
- Change Cricket petition (archived 2016)
- Death of a Gentleman on IMDb
- Review of film at The Guardian
- Review of film at Mail Online
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