Two cuban players deserting the team junior

News 13 July, 2017
  • Photo special collaboration, Stéphane Bouchard
    The cuban national team junior was passing in Jonquière, yesterday evening, to face the Travelers. The visitors, however, had two players at least after they had taken the powder cleared off, earlier this week.

    Stéphane Bouchard

    Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

    Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

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    JONQUIÈRE | Two players from the cuban national team junior tour against the teams of major League baseball junior élite du Québec, missing since Tuesday.

    These two players have left of their own accord, in the night of Monday to Tuesday. On the morning of 11 July, the two players were more in their room.

    According to what we have learned, does anyone know where are the baseball players, who have been missing after a game against Buffalo, Saint-Eustache. It is suspected that both players have left their team to not return to live in Cuba.

    “No detail “

    The junior national team of Cuba was yesterday at the Stade Richard-Desmeules, where she faced the Travelers from Jonquière, in the ninth match of this series of 15.

    Met on the premises, the secretary of the road for the tour of cuban and communications director for the major League baseball junior élite du Québec (LBJEQ), Antoine Desrosiers, did not want to comment on this situation, claiming to have “no detail” on this story.

    The president of the league, Rodger Brulotte, preferred him not to comment on the departure of two cuban players. “Our role at the LBJEQ is to promote the sport of baseball. We do not interfere in political issues “,-he said. Mr. Brulotte was in the hands of the leader of the team of Cuba to explain the desertion of the two players.

    Security measures

    Maxim Lamarche, director general of Baseball Quebec, has not returned our calls yesterday evening.

    The leaders of the team cuban, however, had already anticipated the possibility that a player might want to go without leaving traces, by putting in place special measures of surveillance and security.

    For example, it was forbidden to go to the locker room alone. The players were accompanied at all times and must abide by clear guidelines as to their comings and goings.

    Student residences

    During their stay, the players were accommodated in the student residences of the college Ahuntsic.

    The tour of the cuban national team has the goal of promoting the sport of baseball throughout the province, and to “continue to weave links between Cuba and Canada,” says Antoine Desrosiers. He didn’t want to dwell on the impact of these desertions on the links between the two countries.

    This tour is also a way to prepare for the junior team cuba at the world championships.