October 1, 2022

Cuba ready to belong to the Caribbean Series, but USA prevents it

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From Prensa Latina

Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has everything ready to be a full member of the Caribbean Baseball Series, the acting baseball national commissioner Yosvani Aragon said.

If it were up to us, we would be members tomorrow. We have everything ready (documentation and money) to enter the Caribbean Series as a full member, pointed out the executive in an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina.

But it neither depends on us, nor on the Confederation of Caribbean Baseball, not even on the Major League Baseball (MLB). Everyone knows that behind all this is the US Government and the blockade, he emphasized.

Aragon went further and said that Cuba is even ready to host the Caribbean Series after 2020, which demonstrates the medium and long-term commitment of the country to the traditional tournament, founded in Havana in 1949.

Next year, in Barquisimeto-2018, we will return as guests (as Cuba has done since its reinsertion in 2014), but we will continue seeking for full membership, he insisted.

Days ago, in a dialogue with Prensa Latina, Juan Francisco Puello, president of the Confederation of Professional Baseball of the area (CBPC), also confirmed that Cuba’s permanence in the Caribbean Series depends on the US Government.

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