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Belizean team wins world Pok-a-Tok Cup

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2019. 4:12 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Putting Belize’s Maya heritage on display for the world, Team Ek’ Balam of Yo Creek has won the 3rd Mundo Maya Pok-a-Tok Championship, which was held in San Salvador from April 29 to May 5.

The 10-member team took on nine teams from within the region with El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras each sending two teams, and Panama sending one.

The Central American and Caribbean Association of the Ancestral Sport of Maya Ball organized and hosted the tournament.

The victory is not the first time Belize has made a mark in the competition. The Ek’ Balam team had won first place at the second Pok-ta-Cup World Cup in Guatemala in 2017, while the Sak Xikin team, also from Yo Creek, placed second at the II World Cup in Merida Yucatan in 2018.

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