Acting coach Lee Kyung-soo of Pepper Savings Bank kept quiet about the recently controversial trade agreement between veteran libero Oh Ji-young and his former team, GS Caltex.
Acting Lee said, “I don’t think I can answer (about Ji-young Oh)” before the away game against GS Caltex in the 5th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 5th. Oh Ji-young accompanied me today. I played the role of cheerleader in the last game, and he fights well and has a loud voice. He talks a lot to the players and gives them excitement.”
Pepper Savings Bank tried to turn the mood around with a trade when it was mired in a 16-game losing streak at the end of last year. In the coming 2024-2025 season, the first round of the rookie draft was handed over to GS Caltex and Oh Ji-young, a national libero, was embraced.
However, it became controversial as it was recently revealed that there was an agreement between Pepper Savings Bank that Oh Ji-young could not play against GS Caltex in the remainder of this season.
Pepper Savings Bank and GS Caltex announced that they had reached an agreement on the prohibition clause within the scope of the federation regulations, but faced harsh criticism for violating the basic rights of players. 바카라사이트
The Korea Volleyball Federation requested an authoritative interpretation from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to accurately determine the player’s basic rights and fairness.
Based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for authoritative interpretation and institutional improvement measures, the federation plans to prepare measures to prevent the recurrence of similar cases after the end of this season, but the stance of Oh Ji-young’s case is difficult to apply retrospectively.
Because of this, Oh Ji-young will not be able to step on the court in the game on this day and the final match of this season against GS Caltex on the 9th of next month. Pepper Savings Bank has to deal with GS Caltex without a key player in the team, so a decline in performance is inevitable.
Acting Lee said, “I will do my best in every game. I won one game this season against GS Caltex, but I lost two games afterwards”. We will do our best to do what we can,” he emphasized.
Also, “Nia Reed is good at handling the ball, but it is difficult to get the timing when the setter changes position when defending. Still, we have to actively do it,” he added.