Why couldn’t Ji-young Oh play against her parents’ team?
On the 23rd, in the 4th round women’s match of the ‘2022-23 season Dodram V-League’ held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju, Pepper Savings Bank turned GS Caltex to a set score of 3-1 and drew a second win of the season.
Oh Ji-young did not play on this day according to the terms of the trade agreement between the two teams. At that time, coach Sang-hyun Cha received the right to pick the first round of the 2024-25 season rookie draft, and also made a trade on the condition that Oh Ji-young not be sent to GS Caltex in the 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds.
As a result, Oh Ji-young will not play on the court this season against her former team. 안전놀이터
When the fact was known, angry volleyball fans continued to post on the free bulletin board of the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO).
One fan pointed out, “How is the idea of winning by preventing the opponent’s main player from playing in the game itself different from match fixing?”
Regarding this, an official from KOVO said in a phone call with this magazine on the 24th, “There was a similar trade case in the V-League a long time ago, and based on this case, we judged that there was no problem.” We plan to improve the condition to avoid it.”
An official from Pepper Savings Bank who spoke on the same day said, “
“However, the team was unable to reach the top of the rankings, and it was necessary to supplement, so we agreed. When we inquired with the federation, they said there was no problem, so we agreed to the terms and executed the trade. Since it was an agreement between the clubs, the players also followed.” told to
Judging by this, the player was also aware of the provision, but it seems that he followed it due to the agreement between the clubs.