An unforeseen event marked the start of the farewell tour of the Mexican Basketball Team before leaving for the FIBA World Cup In Philippines. And it is that Cuba, which would be the sparring of the ’12 Warriors’ in the first three stops of the tour, called off the engagement. The Ademeba National Team Project was left without the rival of its first three preparation games less than 24 hours after the start of the tour, in Puebla.
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In a press release, the Mexican National Team argued “force majeure, internal issues and sports restructuring” that led to the last-minute Cuban cancellation. The matches were agreed for July 14, in Puebla; on July 19, in Mérida; and on July 22, in Torreón. “Ademeba and the National Teams Project are taking steps to announce shortly the changes to the calendar and the rival teams. The five scheduled games will be held at the same venues that had been announced,” the message details.
The tour would open on Friday, July 14 at the BUAP Arena. The rush will force the ’12 Warriors’ to appear before the Puebla fans with an inter-squad. An emergency measure, because the vast majority of the tickets were already sold and in order not to lose the competitive rhythm that Omar Quintero hoped to increase with the match. In addition, the National Team will consent to its followers with a free access coexistence for those who had already purchased their tickets, which they will be able to use again to enter the rescheduled duel.
Ademeba will reveal the new sparring on Friday, July 14. As fast as possible. AS has been able to learn that Colombia, opponent of the last two matches of the tour, will not replace Cuba in the remaining commitments. Of course, the configuration of the tour will change: the dates will remain the same, but the rivals will no longer have the same role as the one announced last week. Therefore, it is likely that Colombia will not be the adversary of the ’12 Warriors’ in the final farewell match, on July 29, at the Juan de la Barrera Gymnasium. Before that date, the National Team maintains its commitment to play in Puebla.
“That this modification does not affect this tour”
“We offer an apology to all those who this change causes inconvenience, to all the fans, media and people who have been working very hard to make this possible.; We know that we will have his support so that this modification does not affect this tour that we have waited for so long ”, Ademeba closed.