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Caribbean Series moved from Venezuela to Panama

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178Views 0Comments Posted 28/01/2019
 
PANAMA baseball fans will get an unexpected feast in February with the hosting of the 61st edition of The Caribbean Series 2019, between February 4 and 10,  because of the current crisis in Venezuela

The decision was announced on Monday, January 28 by Juan Francisco Puello.   Commissioner of the Caribbean Confederation of Professional Baseball CBPC).

The Caribbean Series brings together the winter baseball champions of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela.

 Los Toros de Herrera , champions of Probeis and currently participating in the Latin American Baseball Series will be the Panamanian representative in the contest, which will also include Estrellas Orientales (Dominican Republic), Cangrejeros de Santurce (Puerto Rico), Tina Leñadores ( Cuba), Cardinals of Lara (Venezuela), Charros de Jalisco or Yaquis de Obregón (Mexico).

The contest, which will be played at the Rod Carew Stadium. was scheduled to take place in Barquisimeto Venezuela. The costs of this competition will be paid by the organization of the event.

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The government of President Nicolás Maduro condemned the decision to withdraw the series from Venezuela the headquarters of the Caribbean Series and accused the organization of yielding to the pressure of Major Leagues. 

The Minister of Youth and Sports of Venezuela , Pedro Infante, indicated that the decision of the CBPC "obeys the pressures generated by the Major League Baseball (the Major Leagues) as an action that adds to the coup d'état against our homeland directed by in the government of the United States to overthrow a legitimate and constitutional government. "

At a press conference, the minister said that the Caribbean Series could be carried out "without any inconvenience" in the country, despite the escalation of political tensions in Venezuela and the rupture of relations between Caracas and Washington.

"It is not correct to politicize an event like this, after several international sporting events have been held in the country" in recent days, such as the Copa Libertadores football match between Deportivo La Guaira and Real Garcilaso de Peru, he said.

The MLB recommended "in the strongest terms" that the players and other personnel of the clubs do not travel to Venezuela for the regional championship, which was to be played in between February 2 and 9.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/entertainment/caribbean-series-moved-from-venezuela-to-panama

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Panama beats Cuban favorites to win Caribbean series

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Posted 12/02/2019
 
Los Toros de Herrera of Panama defeated Los Leñadores of Las Tunas de Cuba, 3-1 to win the country's second crown in the Caribbean Baseball Series, at the Rod Carew Stadium, on Sunday. February  10.

 Panama hosted the tournament with only  five days notice after  the original venue in Venezuela was canceled

Panama last won  the series  in 1950 with the Carta Vieja Yankees, while Cuba was looking for its ninth title

The Caribbean Series returned to Panama after 59 years because the Caribbean Baseball Confederation chose it because of Venezuela ’s political and social problems.

"This is a triumph for all of Panama and for it to be known that there is talent in Panama," said Bulls manager, Manuel Rodríguez.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/entertainment/panama-beats-cuban-favorites-to-win-caribbean-series

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