Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Football and baseball league matches postponed in Sinaloa

CULIACÁN, Mexico ( Associated Press) — The Mexican soccer and baseball league announced Thursday the suspension of matches in Sinaloa as a result of acts of violence in that northwestern state since morning following the capture of Ovidio Guzmán López, son of Happened. drug trafficker Joaquin “Chapo” Guzmán.

Liga MX, the Mexican first division championship, issued a brief statement announcing the postponement of the match in which Mazatlan will host Leon this Friday to start the Clausura 2023 tournament.

Liga MX said, “The new date and time will be announced immediately.”

In baseball, the Mexican Pacific League confirmed via its official Twitter account that, following instructions from local authorities, it has been decided to suspend the match between Venados de Mazatlán and Naranjeros de Hermosillo.

The fourth game of the post-season series to advance to the semi-finals of the circuit was to be played this Thursday night in the port of Mazatlán, located about 200 kilometers south of the city of Culiacan, where it was captured. López, which sparked a wave of violence by organized crime cells in various state municipalities.

The violence lasted several hours and brought the state to a standstill, with gunfire, burning of vehicles and armed attacks against at least one commercial aircraft at the Culiacan airport.

Sinaloa Governor Ruben Rocha sent a message to the public asking them to stay safe in their homes during the federal forces operation. Government activity at all levels, public transport, school classes and a great deal of commerce were suspended in the state’s main municipalities.

The Mexican Pacific League announced that the remaining three postseason games would be played as normal in the country’s other states of Mexicali, Navojoa and Monterrey; The rescheduling of the suspended game will be announced in the next few hours.

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