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  • Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
  • 09 / 28 / 2014

During this weekend is taking place in Havana Ambassadors Cricket Tournament. Strange as it seems the practice of this sport in the country, court sports complex Eduardo Saborit are witnessing the games, which will end on Sunday September 28.

Jennifer Jones-Kernahan, Trinidad and Tobago ambassador in Cuba, has been one of the promoters of the event and explained that "the intention is that the event lasts over time, and interest is part of solidarity, cooperation, twinning, strengthening and development of cricket in Cuba."

The competition will take place on 27 and 28 October, as on the opening day was planned a promotional video about the sport, besides lectures and talks on the emergence and development of the discipline taught.

Cricket is a game with bat (flat) and ball, in which two teams of 11 players participating in a field of grass should not be less in size to a traditional soccer field. In some ways it is very similar to baseball.

The games began at 9 am today in the Saborit complex in the capital municipality Playa. By three teams will compete Cuba: Guantanamo, University of Informatics Sciences (UCI) and the University of the Sciences, Physical Culture and Sport (UCCFD). Other teams are: one from Asia composed of players from Sri Lanka and Pakistan; another from African made up by South Africans; and a multinational cast where participants will be invited several Caribbean countries with tradition in this sport.

The multinational team of Caribbean countries will align the current Sports Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Darren Ganga, who can be qualified by an excellent player for Jennifer Jones-Kernahan.

Source: OnCuba

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