Pubblicato da: dcenza | agosto 14, 2015

Review: Death of a Gentleman – Cricbuzz

The film chronicles the events leading up to the takeover of the “Big Three” — the concentration of power in the hands of ICC’s three wealthiest members, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Cricket Australia (CA), and, especially, Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI).The film is at once both fabulous and frightening.

To be sure, his first allegiance has to be to his board, but the spread of the game benefits everyone and his failure to see beyond the welfare of the Shires smacks of short-sightedness.

The resulting condemnatory report was cast aside in the most cavalier manner by ICC, and Lorgat made an outcast.Appointed CEO of Cricket South Africa (CSA) in 2013, much to the chagrin of the Indian cricket leadership, BCCI sought to punish Lorgat and CSA by shortening India’s 2013-14 tour of the African republic, a move deemed illegal by former ICC head of legal affairs, David Becker.

Close to the end of the film we are told that Srinivasan is “the alpha and omega of the game,” and that “any committee to get rid of him he’d be on” — a sad state of affairs.Running parallel to cricket’s shadowy set-up in Death of a Gentleman, is the telling of Australian opener’s Ed Cowans’ very human story of his fairly brief stay in Test cricket.

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