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PVL awaiting Season 2 inexperienced mild

PVL 2021 Chery Tiggo vs PLDT - Jaja Santiago (Chery)

Final season noticed Chery Tiggo hammer previous Creamline within the first skilled volleyball championship within the nation. —PVL PHOTO

Unfazed by the present well being disaster, the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) unveiled plans to carry three tournaments this 12 months.

Nonetheless, every part hinges on getting the inexperienced mild from authorities and well being officers.

The nation’s lone skilled volleyball affiliation needs to observe up its inaugural season final 12 months with a full calendar this 12 months, one that is still below the specter of a surge in COVID-19 infections as a result of Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

“We’re hoping to have our subsequent convention by February, however this may actually rely upon the IATF and GAB approvals,” stated league president Ricky Palou, referring to the Inter-Company Activity Power on Rising Infectious Ailments and the Video games and Amusements Board, who might want to okay the PVL’s plans earlier than it may maintain a second season.

The PVL had its maiden skilled season from July to August 2021, with Chery Tiggo taking the Open Convention title inside a bubble surroundings in Ilocos Norte.

And in September final 12 months, the PVL introduced its 2022 plans. Palou stated the league plans to lock its tournaments in biosecure environments whatever the state of affairs.

“If we’re allowed to proceed, it should be in a bubble setup,” he stated.

The latest spike in COVID-19 circumstances within the Philippines pressured sports activities to be as soon as once more placed on maintain. The Philippine Basketball Affiliation, which allowed followers again in mid-December, was pressured to postpone its video games for January resulting from Metro Manila being put below alert stage 3.

Sports activities Imaginative and prescient, which organizes PVL tournaments, has penciled a three-conference providing for its second season beginning with the Open Convention tentatively set to kick off on Feb. 16.

If the league might be barred from blowing a bubble within the metropolis, the PVL is prepared to maneuver to Tagaytay.

“We now have Royale Tagaytay as our backup venue in case we received’t be allowed to carry our video games in Manila,” Palou stated.

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