Cuba June 6, 2010

Cuba opt out of Americas Division Four

The Cuban cricket team will not be participating in the Americas Division Four tournament due to government interference.

The Cuban cricket team will not be participating in the Americas Division Four tournament due to government interference.

It was scheduled to play in the Americas Division Four tournament in Mexico City from June 12 to 18 but has reportedly been prevented from leaving the country. "Cuba declined the invitation due to travel restrictions by their authorities," ICC Americas Development Manager, Martin Viera, advised CricInfo.

The event will now be contested between Mexico, Falkland Islands and Costa Rica who will all be playing in their first official international tournament.

Cuba were to make an international debut of sorts in the 2008 Stanford 20/20 tournament before an embargo by the US Government blocked their involvement.

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