• Ray Otero-Alonso

Cuban Baseball Commissioner announces details of the 2022 regular-season



As the calendar turned to November, Cuban Baseball Commissioner, Mr. Juan R. Pérez Pardo, announced last Friday that the 2022 season will start on January 22th with all 16 teams involved.


After a 2020-2021 season with some changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic that affected the country, the new campaign still won’t be a normal season.


The COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting Cuba, and at least until further notice, is unknow if fans will be welcomed back to the stadiums.


Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season.


When will the 2022 Cuban season – 61th National Series - begins?


All 16-teams already started training in November and they will be doing it until late December. Opening Day of the 61th Cuban National Series is set for January 22, 2022, and all 16 teams will be in action that day.


How many games will be played?


The season will have identical format than the previous one (60th National Series). Each team will play 75 games – Round Robin - and there will be three Postseason series.


When games will be played?


The Cuban Baseball Commissioner announced that the season will mostly be played during the day. Only selected games will be played at night.


When the schedule will be released?


As usual in Cuba, the season schedule will be announced when the start of the season approaches, usually a month prior to the start of the tournament.


What format will be used during the Postseason?


The 2022 Cuban Postseason will, once again, have three different series to define the Cuban champion: Quarter-finals, Semifinals, and Finals. The only change for the new season is that the Quarter-finals series will be a best-of-seven series.


Other details:


The 60th National Series Awards Ceremony will take place on January 14 in Bayamo, Granma.


A new tournament, most likely a Selective Series with the best players of the 61th NS, will be held, but the details of this tournament are still unknow.


(Photo: The 2021-2022 Cuban Champions Alazanes de Granma/PL)