Cuba permits athletes to play abroad

Changes, which also include pay rises, are part of wider reforms proposed by President Raul Castro.

    The Cuban government has announced that its athletes will be allowed to sign contracts to compete in foreign leagues.

    The measure reverses a decades-old policy and seems geared toward stemming a continuing wave of defections by athletes who are lured abroad by the possibility of lucrative contracts.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Miami on the move that promises to greatly increase the amount of money baseball players and others are able to earn.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

    Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

    The many ways in which the assassination of the North Korean leader could lead to a total disaster.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.

    Why does Israel keep attacking Syria?

    Why does Israel keep attacking Syria?

    Al Jazeera examines what is behind the cross-border violence and threats between Israel and Syria.