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Local media reported today that Cuba’s participation in the 2024 Caribbean Baseball Series has been ruled out.
According to the portal Jit, a representative of the Cuban Institute of Sports stressed that Cuba is not among the candidates for participation in this regional tournament.
A full source told ESPN Digital that Colombia, Panama, a North American entity, and another Asian entity are among the contenders (to fill the quota). The same source warned that Cuba was not among the applicants, the note emphasizes.
Thus, Cuba, the founder of this struggle back in 1949, after participating in this year’s edition in Caracas, again remains on the sidelines.
Later in Jeet’s note, it is explained that “On April 29, the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation (CBPC) and Miami 2024 Organizing Committee announced that Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Curaçao, and Nicaragua will participate. the last two as special guests.”
“There is interest, and we decided to explore the possibility of expanding the tournament (from six to eight teams). So far, nothing final has been decided, but a decision on this issue can be made as early as next week, ”Francisco Puello, President of the CBPC, stressed the day before.
For her part, Sarah Loarte, advisor to the Miami 2024 organizing committee and former MLB chief executive, said “there are two countries that are taking a very aggressive approach” to the tournament.
The 2024 Miami Baseball Caribbean Series is scheduled to take place at Loan Depot Park from February 2-10.
According to the organizers, the final decision on six or eight teams will be known within 30-45 days.
Source: Juventud Rebelde