During a press conference at the
Havana city’s Latinoamericano Stadium,
directives announced that a US team made up of college students
arrive on July 4 to play a five-game match against the Cuban
Antonio Castro, vice-president of the International Baseball
(IBAF) said today was a day of joy for those who love the sport,
agreement will benefit both countries.
These matches, to be played on yearly basis, will contribute
the training of the Cubans in the face of their participation in
World Classic, to be held in March 2013, since they need to play
better teams to improve their performance and be more
competitive in the
international arena, he added.
The Cuba-US matches started at the end of the 1970s through
therefore this Letter of Intention picks up a very beneficial
that could be spread to other baseball-related activities, said
Seiler, Executive Director/CEO of USA-Baseball.
Seiler has headed this institution that regulates the
participation of the
US in international events. He pointed out there is great
the recovery of these matches against Cuba, which he dubbed as a
point in baseball.
He added this match will be a good training for both teams that
participate in the Haarlem Baseball Week next July 13-22, along
Puerto Rico, Japan, Chinese Taipei and the host team.
In July 2013, the match will take place in the US, months after