The Mexican topflight Liga MX has canceled the remaining regular 2020 season games following the impact of COVID-19.
Another of football elite top-flight divisions of football has fallen foul to the COVID-19 pandemic. Liga MX, Mexico’s top division of football announced today that the regular 2020 season would not continue.
In a statement reported by Goal, Liga MX confirmed the decision following a meeting with its members.
The statement read:
“This Friday, the Extraordinary Assembly of the Liga MX was held.”
“Taking vital decisions that allow us to ensure the health of all the people who make up the Liga MX family and the integrity of the football industry.”
“The time of the contingency that we are living in has caused increasing scheduling restrictions.”
“Which do not allow us to maintain competition without putting the members of this great family at risk.”
“Therefore, in absolute unity, the Extraordinary Assembly of the Liga MX agreed to conclude in advance the 2020 Liga MX Clausura in its men’s and women’s branches.”
There was still some hope that the division’s other competition may still go ahead at a later date.
The statement added:
“Liga MX will define the start date of the 2020 Apertura based on the recommendations of the Federal Health Sector.”
“In a joint decision of the Liga MX and the Health Secretary, matches will be played behind closed doors until the conditions for our fans to return to the stands are in place.”
It is understood that no champions will be declared and for the most part the league’s clubs are supportive of the decisions taken.
One of Mexico’s most famous club’s Club America released a statement praising the authorities and their concerted efforts.