Cuba is back on the radar for all the right reasons after decades-long tensions with the US eased. Barry Wilner looks at the implications for the sports industry in the country.
Major League Baseball (MLB) team the Tampa Bay Rays will travel to the Cuban capital of Havana later this month for an exhibition game against the country’s national team, it has been confirmed.
Major League Baseball (MLB) has maintained its stance that it would not interrupt its season to allow star players to compete in the Olympic Games, while commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the United States’ renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba can result in his organisation staging matches on the island next year.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has confirmed it is to become the first US professional sports league to visit Cuba since the two countries in December agreed to restore diplomatic relations.
Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred has declared his intention to play an exhibition game in Cuba next year despite a baseball official from the island country having stated that the two sides are yet to begin talks.
Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred has said the league is engaged in talks with the US government over the possibility of staging exhibition games in Cuba.
Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred has outlined his vision for two new franchises from outside the US to be added to the competition.
United States President Barack Obama’s decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba will have a big impact in sport, especially for Major League Baseball (MLB) and boxing. Barry Wilner explains why.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has appointed a son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro as a global ambassador as it seeks to build its bid for the sports’ return to the Olympic programme.
North America’s Major League Baseball (MLB) has said it will “continue to track” developments after the President of the US, Barack Obama, announced that the country’s diplomatic relations with Cuba would be re-established.