• Michael Pavitt

Cuba beat Curaçao on return to competition at Caribbean Baseball Cup


Cuba earned victory over Curaçao at the Caribbean Baseball Cup after their national team was permitted to resume competition following positive COVID-19 cases.


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The Cuban team was forced to isolate after six people in their delegation - three players, one coach and two other staff members - tested positive.


Doctor Alcala, deputy director of health for COVID-19 affairs in Curaçao, permitted the team to return to play but ordered the six individuals to remain isolated.


The Cuban team returned to competition in impressive fashion as they overcame hosts Curaçao 7-0 to record their third consecutive win and maintain their 100 per cent record.


Curaçao now have a record of two wins and two defeats from their matches to date.


Their record is matched by Peru, who suffered a surprise 10-5 loss to the US Virgin Islands today.


The US Virgin Islands improved their record to one win and two defeats.


Cuba and the US Virgin Islands are due to play each other twice to make up for the postponed match between the two sides.


Curaçao and Peru will hope to strengthen their position as the second ranked team when they meet.



The Caribbean Baseball Cup was initially set to be held in April, but the event was moved due to a surge of COVID-19 cases.


This year's tournament is dedicated to the memory of the late President of the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) Higinio Vélez Carrión, who died in mid-May at the age of 74 after complications related to COVID-19.


He had been in head of the FCB since 2008 until his death.


VIDEO: Curazao vs. Cuba, Jun 30, 2021


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