Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2021. 5:19 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Belize Ek’ Balam Pok Ta Pok Team is in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, where they will defend the World Championship.
“We are here to participate in the 4th Pok Ta Pok World Cup. Our team arrived at 1 pm in Merida,” said coach/manager Menalio Novelo Sr. on social media.
Novelo said the matches in the Maya ballgame world championship begin on Thursday. Novelo said they’ll be informed of the schedule tonight.
The team is comprised of Captain Didier Novelo, Franz Novelo, Menalio Novelo Jr., Luigie Gonzalez, Abner Sosa Jr., Akhil Hernandez, Vicente Suchite, and Jonathan Sosa. Felicita Cantun is the Assistant Manager.
“Please send us your positive vibes,” Novelo asked his friends on Facebook.
The 4th Pok Ta Pok World Championship runs until Saturday, December 4.
Ek’ Balam Belize won the Maya ballgame world championship in 2017 and 2019 and will defend its title against teams from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico in Merida.
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