Mexico’s skilled soccer league has determined to cancel the season with out crowning a champion for the primary time in its historical past because of the uncertainty generated by the pandemic.
Liga MX introduced Friday that regardless of having performed 10 of the season’s 17 dates, it could declare it over and not using a winner. The league suspended play March 15, greater than two weeks after the primary confirmed COVID-19 case in Mexico was introduced.
The league mentioned within the assertion that the restrictions brought on by the well being emergency made it unimaginable to proceed with out placing folks in danger.
“It’s indeniable that we dwell in an unprecedented scenario on this nation that obliges the soccer trade in Mexico to behave with absolute sensitivity and reply with unity to the calls for which have offered themselves,” it mentioned.
Some groups had begun testing gamers with an eye fixed towards resuming the season, however this week 12 gamers from the Santos crew within the northern metropolis of Torreon examined optimistic for the brand new Corona Virus. The outcomes possible influenced the league’s determination.
It mentioned it was working with authorities to hopefully begin the brand new season in late July, including that it was possible the primary video games could be performed with out followers within the stands.
It was an unfortunate break for Cruz Azul, the Mexico City membership that was atop the standings when the season was suspended. It was trying to break a title drought courting to 1997.
The ladies’s skilled season was additionally canceled, the league mentioned.