Due to political crisis in Venezuela, Mexico proposes to organize the Caribbean Series

The organization of the Caribbean Series questioned the dispute of the tournament in Venezuela, scheduled from February 2 to 8, before the deterioration of the political situation in that country, so Mexico raised its hand with the possibility of realizing here, because "there are conditions to do it," said Ana Gabriela Guevara, head of the National Commission of Physical Culture and Sport.

Due to political crisis in Venezuela, Mexico proposes to organize the Caribbean Series
Due to political crisis in Venezuela, Mexico proposes to organize the Caribbean Series

Juan Puello, the commissioner of baseball of the Caribbean and responsible of the contest, summoned to a telephone conference with the presidents of the regional leagues to analyze the situation.

"We have been attentive to the events in Venezuela, since the demonstrations have been throughout the country, including in Barquisimeto, but we must wait. I will talk to the presidents of the leagues to see what the situation is, "Puello told Listin Diario.

The Caribbean Series 2019 is scheduled in the city of Barquisimeto (340 kilometers west of Caracas).

Puello said that several alternatives will be evaluated to play the tournament, in which the champions of Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela take part. He gave a period of 24 hours to inform if the plans continue or the contest is transferred to another nation.

The Mexican representation is not yet defined for the Caribbean Series after the Yaquis de Obregón and Charros de Jalisco are tied 1-1 in the final series of the Pacific League.

In Mexico City, Ana Guevara referred to the Caribbean event, leaving open the possibility that the country request the venue in case Venezuela declines.

"Unfortunately this situation occurs, I spoke with Omar (Canizales, president of the Mexican Pacific League), we did not have this scenario, unfortunately, things got complicated in Venezuela and there is a latent possibility that it will be cancelled.

"There are conditions to do it but we would have to review with them, see the issue of costs and if it continues on the same dates or we would seek to extend the time.

"I have not spoken with Omar, I hope to do it in a moment more, but Mexico has possibilities to bring it," said Ana Guevara, general director of the Conade, during the flag of the ninth tricolor that will compete in the Pan American of São Paulo, Brazil, to be held next week, and delivers four tickets to the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, from July 26 to August 11.