The Premier 12 tournament is under way (November 2-17 at three venues), the most serious challenge for Cuban baseball this year, where two places will be distributed for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Cuba dreams of obtaining a place, the other would be for an Asian team, but that means being ahead of the rest of the squads of the continent, and, being realistic, that really does not seem probable today. The first round games for Cuba in Group C will be on November 6. 7 and 8 in South Korea. The other teams in the group are Australia, Canada and Korea.
What is in the minds of players, coaching staff and fans is to advance to the final round, an arduous task.
The Cuban Federation initially announced a pre-selection in which it accommodated almost all the top players of the current National Series and some historical ones, and left the great majority of fans pleased.