‘Beyond the Boundary’ – documentary on T20 World Cup 2020 out on Netflix
The film, exclusively for the platform’s subscribers received a worldwide release on 14th August.
OTT streaming service Netflix released ‘Beyond the Boundary’, a documentary capturing the highs from the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2020.
It’s supported with subtitles in English, Thai, French, Japanese, Malay, Indonesian, Korean, Dutch, and Hindi.
The documentary celebrates the 17 day tournament which culminated with a record-breaking attendance for the final in Melbourne. Now, cricket fans can relive the action and emotion of the showpiece event – taking them back to a pre Covid-19 world of 86,000+ spectators.
The games witnessed individual brilliance but none bigger than Katy Perry’s star turn on 8th March! Viewers curiously opted-in to the live broadcast, with more than a billion people tuning into ICC’s digital channels during the competition.
Previously, Netflix has streamed Mumbai Indians’ documentary ‘Cricket Fever’, charting out their journey in the 2018 IPL. This is the first time that the platform will stream original content from the ICC.
Look forward to precious commentary, interviews and captivating visuals as you plug-in and slouch back. The raw footage of players discussing their preparation and turning points in the games, makes for engaging viewing.
Crowd and player celebrations, behind-the-scenes and dressing room footage are all a part of the film. Missed watching Ellyse Perry in the final? Katy Perry’s performance at the MCG will more than make up for the excitement quotient. Check out the trailer here.
It’s interesting to note that the initiative to film a documentary emerged from the 100 percent Cricket project. The project is essentially a campaign that ICC inaugurated before the T20 World Cup final, leading up to the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. It aims to increase the visibility and engagement of women’s cricket to beyond just mega ICC events. With partnerships like these, the initiative aims to promote women’s cricket as a viable commercial platform.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said in a media release, “We are immensely proud of Beyond the Boundary. We’re delighted to partner with Netflix as part of our long-term commitment to growing the visibility of the women’s game and ensuring it has a global platform.
The film captures all the action and drama from the tournament, which set new benchmarks for not just women’s cricket but all women’s sport. It gives fans around the world the chance to relive one of the greatest ICC events we have ever staged.”