Regarding the controversy over the Pepper Savings Bank Libero Oh Ji-young (34) trade, the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) has made an official position.
GS Caltex gave Libero Oh Ji-young to Pepper Savings Bank in December of last year, and received the right to pick in the first round of the 2024-25 season rookie draft from Pepper Savings Bank.
But besides this deal, another provision was hidden. On January 23, when Oh Ji-young did not appear in the GS Caltex match, fans raised questions. It wasn’t that Oh Ji-young couldn’t come out because of an injury. Oh Ji-young could not come out because of a clause banning him from participating in the remaining games at GS Caltex this season. Then a controversy arose.
KOVO said, “The contents of the trade agreement between the two clubs apply to Articles 74 and 93 to 96 of the Korea Volleyball Federation Rules, which are transfer-related regulations, and under the confirmation that there are no regulations limiting the banning of transfer players from participating in these provisions, the first It was approved,” he said.
“We requested an authoritative interpretation from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in order to make an accurate judgment on the players’ basic rights and fairness. In accordance with Article 4, Paragraph 3 of the Standard Professional Sports Contract, ‘a player’s refusal to participate in the match exclusion agreement between clubs is not explicitly stipulated as a reason for prohibiting discrimination, but the player’s rights and interests are infringed or fair competition between clubs is hindered 바카라. I received an answer saying, “I think there are elements to be done, so I recommend preparing institutional improvement measures, such as establishing a ban on the case in the Federation Rules.”
I received an answer saying, ‘I recommend preparing institutional improvement measures, such as establishing a ban on the case in the federation rules’, but it is difficult to apply retroactively right now. The federation plans to revise the rules through consultation with each club after the season ends.
KOVO said, “In the case of Oh Ji-young, the two clubs signed an agreement and traded based on the current federation rules, so it is difficult to retroactively apply the new rules that will be supplemented in the future. Based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for authoritative interpretation and institutional improvement measures, the federation plans to discuss with 14 men’s and women’s clubs after the season to supplement and improve related regulations in the direction of protecting players’ rights and interests and fair competition between clubs.” talked
As a result, Oh Ji-young will not be able to compete against GS Caltex in the 5th and 6th rounds this season.