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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 02 / 18 / 2015

The $ 102,000 that would correspond to Cuban team champion in the Caribbean Series 2015 will not be charged by its members, nor even çthe four Cubans included in the All-Star tournament team will charge their monetary rewards that won cleanly on the grass of the stadium Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan.

The vast used to date political excuse to avoid payments to Cuban teams by American institutions was that the money would end up in the hands of the government and not the athletes.

However since January 2014, with the entry into force of the new remuneration policy approved by the INDER- was established by the authorities of the island that the total amount of income earned in competition remain in the hands of athletes (80% ), coaches (15%) and task (5%).

Under this concept, and unable to access the prize, each of the 25 Cuban players who lifted the trophy at the 57th Caribbean Series stopped receiving $ 3,264; the equivalent of six years and seven months of base salary received by a player today by integrating a team in the National Series.

For Cubans and knowledgeable on the subject "economic blockade" the news is not novel. US laws are very clear about it and although the tournament not held in your yard, the money is provided by the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB has never disobeyed his government.

According to US laws stipulate, any Cuban institution or person residing in Cuba can receive payments in dollars as a result of their services, or in the form of prizes, and this also applies to baseball. Therefore, for over two decades some of the best Cuban baseball players had to abandon their country to pursue the dream of playing in the major leagues.

Source: Havana Times

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