Whisper has appointed director Mark Lynch from Sky Sports as Lead Director, Cricket.

Lynch will work with Whisper’s growing cricket portfolio, which includes coverage of all international cricket in the West Indies, New Zealand and BBC’s flagship test match highlights show.

Lynch was part of three BAFTA winning teams and has directed England cricket over the last 15 years, including the most recent Ashes win, along with Jimmy Anderson’s 600th test wicket. He has also delivered a significant number of international matches at ICC events, including World Cups, World T20s and Champions Trophy tournaments.

Whisper’s in-house cricket team already includes Managing Director Mark Cole, Senior Producer Rob Williams, who was in the chair for the memorable 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Final, Production Executive Sarah Warnock and former Sky Sports Producer Graeme Brown.

Following a significant summer of cricket for Whisper, the addition of an in-house director will help the sports and entertainment specialist continue to evolve its coverage of the sport.

Whisper will be host broadcaster for England’s five T20 matches and three test matches in the Caribbean in early 2022, as well as a wide range of high profile matches in New Zealand.

The wider portfolio includes BBC highlights for England Men’s Cricket, plus support for Sony Pictures Networks India, Super Sport in South Africa and Ten Sports in Pakistan.

Lynch will also strengthen Whisper’s experience in remote production, having played an integral role in Sky Cricket’s move to remote. Whisper develops plans to deliver a new enhanced Broadcast facility at its London HQ.

Mark Cole says, “We are delighted that Mark, one of the world’s leading directors, is joining the team, having delivered some of English cricket’s most memorable moments in recent years. From Jimmy Anderson’s 600th wicket to Alistair Cook’s final game and finishing his time at Sky with the England v India series this summer, he has been a master in sport storytelling through his pictures. Sky are leaders in this space and it’s a real coup for the team to add someone with Mark’s experience and expertise.”

Jon Creamer

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