A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: UK filmmakers to make documentary on the IPL

Collins will be filming a behind-the-scenes documentary about the IPL

 

A team of filmmakers from the United Kingdom are shooting a behind-the-scene documentary about the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), gave the film crew permission to only shoot during two matches, the first being in Mumbai, and the second in Kolkata.

The documentary’s producer, Sam Collins, said: “A lot of people are worried about the future of Test cricket which is attracting less number of people. (Australian Test opener) Ed Cowan is a friend of ours and we followed him during his debut Test series against India. To talk about India you need to come here and that’s why we are here to film what happens behind the IPL.”

Collins also said that the team had talked to former Indian cricketers, which include Ravi Shastri and recently retired batsman, Rahul Dravid, and got their views on the IPL.

“We will be talking to N Srinivasan (BCCI president) and others,” he added.

The documentary is reported to last about 90 minutes, and Collins, is hopeful that it will air in the United Kingdom, India, and also make it onto the big screens in movie theatres.

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