Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber (right), directors of 'Death of a Gentleman', at the London premiere on Monday.
Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber (right), directors of ‘Death of a Gentleman’, at the London premiere on Monday.

The premiere of the upcoming critically acclaimed film ‘Death of a Gentleman’ took place on Monday , July 27 in London. Guests for the premiere included retired West Indian bowling legend Michael Holding, England cricketer Nick Compton, cricket jounalists and directors of the film Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, among others. The film is expected to release on August 7, with its focus being that of the decline of Test cricket. The trailer of the film was first released two months ago, with Collins and Kimber venturing out to find out more about how Test cricket is eventually giving way to the and newest and the more popular Twenty20. Death of a Gentleman: Time to look at accumulated mess

According to the description on the website, they embark on a journey across the cricketing empire to find the answer to the question ‘Who really cares about Test cricket?’ They talk to the players, ex-players, broadcasters, journalists, administrators and fans, especially International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N Srinivasan, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Giles Clarke, exiled England cricketer Kevin Pietersen and former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri. They venture, often uninvited, into boardrooms, offices, hotel rooms and even the home of cricket itself, Lord’s, looking for answers as to who is responsible, and what are they doing to save their game. ALSO READ: Death of a Gentleman documentary casts cloud over future of Test cricket