The Greatest Game
, a documentary about the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final in England, was recorded by Sky for Great Britain and Ireland.
Directed by Ashley Gething (“Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy”), the 90-minute film tells the story of England’s last minute victory over New Zealand to win the 2019 Cricket World Cup. person of each team member, the documentary goes behind the scenes and offers a glimpse of what it took to achieve victory.
The Greatest Game is produced by Sylver Entertainment (“McEnroe”) in association with Starfield Films and Pitch Productions. Victoria Barrell and Simon Lazenby of Sylver Entertainment are serving as producers on the film, while former cricketer and Starfield Film co-founder Simon Hughes is executive producing and co-wrote the film with Gething. Pitch Productions, known for its work on Neymar: The Perfect Chaos and The Figo Affair, is co-producing and will also handle worldwide sales for the film.
Jonathan Rogers, Pitch International’s chief operating officer, said: “We are delighted with the response to the film and welcome Sky as a UK and Ireland broadcaster. We have a number of exciting international deals to announce and look forward to a global audience reliving the agony and ecstasy of the Super Over.”
Lazenby said: “We are proud to collaborate with Starfield and Pitch on this powerful ode to the triumphant team of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. At a time when Britain was experiencing great division over Brexit and public discourse was tense , this incredible team came together, from all corners of our country and with harrowing drama, to win the cricket world title. This film celebrates their remarkable achievement, reveals their individual stories and ultimately reminds us all of the true unity of the sport.”
Gething added: “The 2019 World Cup Final was, according to popular belief, the greatest cricket match ever played. Our aim was to make a film that would reveal the intensity and brilliant unpredictability of cricket. ‘The Greatest Game’ is our tribute to the players on both sides who brought the world one of the greatest sports finals of all time.”
The Greatest Game premieres on Sky Sports Cricket on November 5, followed by Sky Documentaries on November 6.