Brazil December 10, 2008

Brazil's Twenty20 competition

Brazil's annual Twenty20 tournament was held on November 8 and 9 in the southern city of Curitiba, bringing together 40 players from around the nation

Brazil's annual Twenty20 tournament was held on November 8 and 9 in the southern city of Curitiba, bringing together 40 players from around the nation. Teams from Brasília, São Paulo and Curitiba played a total of six games over the two days. The eventual winner was São Paulo, with 3 wins from four matches.

In terms of cricket development, the Twenty20 showed significant improvement in the skills and game sense of the Brazilian players. Four years ago when the T20 began here, there was one Brazilian player. Now they have a strong contingent of local players who have the ability to match it with seasoned cricket veterans.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • Paul Oliphant on December 21, 2008, 13:01 GMT

    If I were the ICC chairman. This is the country Brazil that I would be investing dollar after dollar. Its always hot its got a huge popluation and i think 20/20 cricket is a game that would really cathch on over there.

  • Paul Oliphant on December 21, 2008, 13:01 GMT

    If I were the ICC chairman. This is the country Brazil that I would be investing dollar after dollar. Its always hot its got a huge popluation and i think 20/20 cricket is a game that would really cathch on over there.

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  • Paul Oliphant on December 21, 2008, 13:01 GMT

    If I were the ICC chairman. This is the country Brazil that I would be investing dollar after dollar. Its always hot its got a huge popluation and i think 20/20 cricket is a game that would really cathch on over there.