Paulo Vitor Campos’s article – Sport Poços
This weekend the cricket field located in the south of the city hosted the Copa Cristo, a competition that involved the teams from Poços de Caldas, represented by the Cricket Poços de Caldas and Rio de Janeiro, represented by the Carioca Cricket Club. There were three games and the home team, led by Matt Featherstone, won the carioca by 2 × 1.

“It was a very nice meeting and our team managed to overcome that of Rio de Janeiro and showed that we are going through a great phase,” said Richard Avery.
Poços de Caldas embraced cricket and has been forming talents that are representing Brazil in competitions around the world. The women’s team has just won the South American and the results are partly the result of the projects developed in the city. According to Matt Featherstone, the Cricket Project Poços de Caldas was born with the objective of popularizing the sport, which is the second most practiced in the world.

The sports project serves students from 6 years of age, who attend classes free of charge in centers such as the Association for Assistance to the Visually Impaired (AADV), Casa do Menor, Municipal School, Caldense Athletic Association, Projeto Bem Viver, Parque Municipal, among others and has the support of ICC Mundial, Municipal Electricity Department, Caixa Econômica Federal, City Hall, Hotel Minas Gerais and Caldense.

Rio de Janeiro
For Nick Maccioca, president of the Carioca Cricket Club, the stay in Poços de Caldas for the games was very good. He praises the structure of sport in the city and says that Rio de Janeiro has yet to improve a bit to reach the same level of development that Poços is in this sport.

“It was a very good event for everyone, for the development of the players, the children. Teachers Matt and Richard work hard for the development of cricket here and are to be congratulated. The work in Rio de Janeiro is a little more difficult, we would need to have more people working in the communities, which unfortunately we do not have at the moment ”, said Maccioca, pointing out that there is a project for work in the communities in Rio to start soon and with that the city ​​to attract new talent for the sport.
The team was in Poços with support from sponsor Granado.