“His decision is contrary to commitment to people And the team, has generated disaffection between their colleagues and other members of the delegation, in preparation for overcoming the logical effect of an event outside the majority that will be loyal to the homeland and the message with which we travel to the event, ”the union said in a press release.
The team arrived in Florida on Wednesday after months of difficulties in obtaining visas, which had to be addressed in three countries due to the paralysis of the US consulate due to the sanctions imposed by Washington on Cuba.
In 2019, the government of then US President Donald Trump ended an agreement signed by his predecessor Barack Obama’s administration
The permits were finally delivered in an unusual way by the United States Embassy in Havana.
Without giving details, the union attributed the abandonment to the actions of “traders and smugglers who were favored by the United States government’s decision to block the agreement aimed at normalizing the inclusion of our players in MLB circles.”
In 2019, the government of then-US President Donald Trump ended an agreement signed by his predecessor Barack Obama’s administration, which allowed Cuban players to sign contracts with Major League Baseball teams without a prior defection.
The Olympic primary games will be held from June 31-5, but Cuba has some friendly matches scheduled, including a match with the Dominican Republic. Then he will play pre-Olympiad, as a member of Group B along with Venezuela, Colombia and Canada.
With three golds and two silver medals, Cuba is the pre-eminent country in Olympic baseball in history