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Cuba will Be in Baseball Caribbean Series, says Official

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Cuba will Be in Baseball Caribbean Series, says OfficialHAVANA, Cuba, Jan 14 (acn) Juan Francisco Puello Herrera, Commissioner of the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation, ratified the presence of Cuba in the upcoming Caribbean Series, agreed from February 2 to 8 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Puello Herrera confirmed on Tuesday the participation of Cuba in the Caribbean Classic to face malicious comments from some media about the possible absence of the Cuban squad, the sports publication Jit reports today on its website.
The head of the baseball entity said they are still involved in preparations at less than a month before the start of the competition, with the assistance of the champion teams of Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
He stated that one of the most important organizational issues is related with the presence of the champion of Cuba, despite comments appeared in various media questioning its participation for the second consecutive year.
Puello Herrera added that the only pending aspect to finish formalizing the participation of Cuban representation is the permit approval by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control, response that should be here any moment –he noted-.
Cuba 's squad to assist the Caribbean Series requires a special dispensation from the US government under the extraterritorial measures associated with the economic, commercial and financial blockade that Washington maintains against Cuba for over half a century.
The reigning monarch of Cuban baseball championship , Pinar del Río, will intervene in the Caribbean classic widely reinforced by members of the national team in search of fighting for the crown to the holders of the baseball leagues of Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico, still to be defined.

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