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Sep '19 22

WBSC suspends 9 following Italy-Spain Brawl at Qualifier



by World Baseball Softball Confederation

A total of 67 games of suspension were issued by WBSC as a result of the brawl between Spain and Italy that happened on the field of the Nino Cavalli Stadium on Saturday, 21 September, during the Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifier. The individuals will be fined and suspended, effective immediately, from any WBSC sanctioned event.

WBSC is applying the maximum economic fine and suspension possible based on WBSC Tournament Regulations. Furthermore, the individuals mentioned above will not be allowed to enter the competition stadium premises for the remainder of the tournament.

The individuals suspended are player Drew Maggi (12 games) and staff member Vincenzo Mignola (3) of Italy.
The other individuals suspended are players Fernando Baez, Javier Monzon, Andres Perez (12 games), Lowin Sacramento, Jesus Ustariz (5 games), Engel Beltre, Lesther Galvan (3 games).

All the suspension may be appealed.

WBSC puts the highest priority possible on the well-being of athletes, the global image and integrity of the sport, which WBSC has a duty and responsibility to safeguard at the world level. WBSC has zero tolerance for the type of behaviour displayed by certain delegation members during the altercation, which goes against the principles of WBSC for respect, international friendship and fair play, and bringing together the world through sport.




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