Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Just not cricket


Bad news for Cuban cricket fans.

Reuters reports that the Cuban cricket team will not make its international cricket debut next year as expected.
The reason? It seems the team has been barred from taking part in the Caribbean cricket competition, the Stanford 20/20 ... because of the US commercial and trade embargo on the Castro regime.

At least that’s the explanation provided by the businessman sponsoring the competition, Allen Stanford, who happens to be an American citizen.

Sir Allen told the media that when he approached the US authorities for permission to invite the Cubans to the competition, he was told that this would be in breach of the embargo - even though the competition is being held in Antigua.
There is something not quite right about this story, is there? Perhaps there is prize money involved?

3 Comments:

Blogger Ottayan said...

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5:11 pm  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Luis,

There is prize money involved.

5:12 pm  
Blogger Daniel @ Garanhuns said...

Cuban Cricket!! Hopefully in the near future we can blog about a free Cuba playing in the Twenty/20 World Cup!!

1:18 am  

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