LAST MINUTE: Cuba and Curaçao will play the 2023 Caribbean Series in Venezuela

The Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation made official this Friday the presence of Cuba and Curaçao as guests in the 2023 Caribbean Series to be held in Venezuela in two stadiums in Greater Caracas.

Cuba and Curaçao will join Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela in one of the oldest tournaments in baseball history. For the 2024 contest, the confederation commissioner, Juan Francisco Puello Herrera, will consider the possibility of inviting them again to attend Marlins Park in Little Havana.

The Caribbean Baseball Confederation has just announced that the Venezuelan League proposal was approved for Cuba and Curaçao to participate in the 2023 Caribbean Series in the great Caracas. They will play: Cuba, Colombia, Curaçao, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, P Rich and Venezuela.

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«It’s a historic milestone,» Herrera told ESPN. «For the first time, we will have eight teams participating in the tournament with the addition of Cuba and Curaçao as special guests,» he added.

The entry of Cuba will shake all its rivals as it is one of the most successful countries in the history of baseball; It is not in vain that the island was one of the founders of the CBPC, dominating the competition with 7 titles in 12 tournaments. However, the ban on professional sports in Cuba made them step aside.

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Curaçao, for its part, will enter the Caribbean Series as «Cinderella», but with players who can surprise, as happened with Colombia.