Pro Volleyball Pepper Savings Bank Oh Ji-young, Controversy over not being able to participate in GS Caltex game… “Breach of Fairness”

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 process of Oh Ji-young (35), a former national team libero, ‘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.

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.

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.” 먹튀검증

On the other hand, KOVO is known to have been aware of the insertion of a clause prohibiting participation in the GS Caltex match at the time of Oh Ji-young’s trade. It was judged that there was no major problem in the regulation.

On the morning of the 24th, KOVO said, “We will consult with the clubs to find ways to improve so that the players’ basic rights are not violated.” 

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