The Brazilian Cricket Association has decided
to have a central contract for women cricketers in 2020 as part of their new
strategic plan for the growth of the sport in Brazil.
It will see 14 players on contract been
given an opportunity to train and play five times a week under the guidance of
the national team’s coach in order to be ready for the next draft of Women’s
Brazil have won four of the last five Women’s
South American Championship. This is a result of them investing heavily on
larger participation and greater structure on upskilling coaches, improving
pathways and increasing national leagues on all levels.
“We know that the Brazilian ladies have the
ability to play at higher level, we are just going to provide them with the
opportunity,” said Matt Featherstone, President of Cricket Brazil.
“I really think the ladies have the
potential to put Brazil on the map globally. This are very exciting times for
Cricket Brazil. We will also have the involvement of all centrally contracted
players in our development projects, becoming the role models for the female
cricketers in Brazil.”