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2021 Caribbean Baseball Cup to open 26 June, will honor memory of Cuba's Higinio Vélez

The tournament will be dedicated to the memory of Cuban baseball leader Higinio Vélez Carrión, who recently passed away.

Host Curaçao, Cuba, American Virgin Islands and Peru are the four participants.

The III Caribbean Baseball Cup is set to open on Saturday, 26 June. Four National Teams are set to participate in the tournament, including host Curaçao, Cuba, Peru and the American Virgin Islands.

The Confederation of Pan American Baseball (COPABE) and the Confederation of Caribbean Baseball (COCABE) have announced the official schedule with the finals scheduled for Saturday, 3 July.

The tournament will be named after the late Higinio Velez, who was the manager of Cuba's 2004 Olympic gold medal team and the president of the Cuban Baseball Federation. The third edition of the Caribbean Baseball Cup was initially set for April, but a surge in COVID-19 cases in Curaçao forced a rescheduling of the event.

(Top photo of Higinio Vélez talking to José D. Quiles Rosas/



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