Venezuela to Host First Baseball Cup of Americas
CARACAS – Nicaragua will join 11 other countries in Venezuela later this month to battle it out in the inaugural Baseball Cup of the Americas, Sept. 25-Oct. 6, the Venezuelan Baseball Federation said.
Federation President Edwin Zerpa said the cities of Puerto La Cruz and El Tigre in the eastern Venezuela, will host the games.
The tourney’s big absentees will be the United States and Canada.
The main candidates for the title are the teams from Cuba, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Others that have confirmed their participation are Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.
The first Baseball Cup of the Americas tourney will serve as a training ground for countries hoping to compete in the second World Baseball Classic, scheduled for March 2009 in Japan.
You may be interested
Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measureAFP - October 1, 2020
Costa Rica on Wednesday announced the closure of the country's embassy and consulate general in Caracas, effective Thursday, as part…
Ports and highways blocked in rejection of Costa Rica’s IMF proposalThe Tico Times - October 1, 2020
Protesters blocked roads and ports in different parts of Costa Rica on Wednesday in a protest against planned negotiations with…
Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 30Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2020
Costa Rica announced 24 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 904, according to official data…