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The 62nd National Series begin on March 22 with a match between Matanzas and Granma.

The vice president of Cuba's INDER made the announcement at a press conference



Omar Venegas, the vice president of INDER in Cuba, announced today at the organization's headquarters in Havana that the next Cuban national season, the 62nd National Series, will begin on March 22. This will be one day after the conclusion of the V World Baseball Classic.


Venegas mentioned some key points, including:


  • There will once again be 75 games per team during the regular phase of the tournament, which runs until June 3.

  • There will be eight home subseries and seven away subseries for the first eight teams of the last Cuban National Series.

  • There will be the possibility of holding night matches in some venues, primarily in the Latinamericano Stadium in the Cuban capital, José R. Cepero of Ciego de Ávila, Victoria de Girón of Matanzas, José A. Huelga of Sancti Spíritus, Julio A. Mella of Las Tunas, and Guillermón Moncada of Santiago de Cuba.

  • During the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, scheduled from Sunday, June 25 to Saturday, July 1, there will be a break in the Cuban baseball season.

  • Following the Central American tournament, the postseason of the 62nd National Series will begin in July.

  • After the National Series and before the II Elite League of Cuban Baseball begins, the All-Star Game will be held.


Cuban national baseball titles are awarded by the national tournament (La Serie Nacional), which was inaugurated on January 14, 1962, and Alazanes de Granma will attempt to regain their title, which they won last year in a thrilling comeback against Cocodrilos de Matanzas, 4-3, in the best of seven matches series.


Once again, Matanzas and Granma will open the 62nd National Series at the Mártires de Barbados stadium in Granma.


Now that all 16 shortlisted teams for the 16 participating teams have been announced, the largest baseball tournament on the island is only a matter of waiting until the Cuban team's performance in the nearby World Baseball Classic is complete.



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