Controversy is brewing as it is known that the professional volleyball women’s Pepper Savings Bank and GS Caltex included a clause in the trade of former national team libero Oh Ji-young (35), ‘not allowed to play against former team’.
Pepper Savings Bank said on the 23rd that Oh Ji-young was not put in the home game against GS Caltex at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju, “because the two clubs agreed on the clause during the trade process.”
It was on the 26th of last month that the two clubs carried out a trade.
At the time, Pepper Savings Bank, which had lost 16 consecutive losses after the opening, recruited Oh Ji-young, who played for GS Caltex, instead of handing over the first round nomination for the 2024-2025 season.
GS Caltex requested the addition of a non-participation clause stating that ‘Oh Ji-young will not be put into the GS Caltex game for the rest of this season’, saying that the balance was not balanced during the discussion, and Pepper Savings Bank responded. 바카라사이트
Details that were not disclosed were announced on the 23rd, when the first confrontation was held after the trade.
According to the agreement between the two teams, Oh Ji-young could not play against GS Caltex on the 23rd regardless of her will. He can’t even play against GS Caltex on the remaining two occasions this season.
Both clubs say there is no problem.
An official from Pepper Savings Bank said, “It is not against the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) regulations.” A GS Caltex official also explained, “We requested the conditions in the balance of the trade.”
As the related information became known, volleyball fans are voicing criticism.
On the free bulletin board of the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) homepage and in various communities, articles criticizing the KOVO office and the two clubs are being posted.
A fan pointed out on the KOVO bulletin board, “It is against fairness to limit a player’s participation with a trade clause.”
As the fans claim, it is pointed out that there is a problem with the provision. The point is that the ‘provision not to participate in certain players’ can make the league ecosystem turbid.