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This letter proposes a statistical cooperative scheme for transmit antenna subset selection in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) multicell systems. The proposed scheme is practical in that it only utilizes the statistical information for the adjacent links. However, it provides almost 90 percent of the average mutual information of the full cooperative scheme which requires a large amount of the instantaneous information and joint cooperation between base stations. Furthermore, the proposed scheme shows substantial performance enhancements over the competitive scheme in which the effects of intercell interference generated by the antenna selection are not considered.