No hand shakes, change of court for PVL Open conference


Venue for the PVL Open Convention. PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Premier Volleyball League can have a vastly completely different setup when it returns for the Open Convention this weekend.

Gone are the handshakes and altering of sides between units in order to restrict bodily contact between gamers and coaches throughout matches.

“As soon as the sport begins, there can be no change court docket,” mentioned PVL Commissioner Tony Boy Liao in Filipino. “There may also be no handshakes earlier than matches.”

The PVL will maintain its first skilled season amid the COVID-19 pandemic inside a bubble atmosphere in Ilocos Norte.

Liao added that each groups will nonetheless be given half-hour to heat up earlier than their match however gamers should put on their face masks throughout their drills.

Venue for the PVL Open Conference.

Reminders on the venue for the PVL Open Convention. PVL PHOTO

Head coaches, referees, and gamers contained in the court docket are then allowed to take off their face masks throughout the video games however they will nonetheless put on their protecting covers in the event that they achieve this want.

The substitute gamers on the bench, although, are nonetheless required to put on their masks.

PVL President Ricky Palou mentioned that the courts can be disinfected after each match for half-hour to make sure that groups will enter the taking part in venue as safely as doable.

The PVL will begin their 2021 season on Saturday with three matches at 1 pm, 3 pm, and seven pm.

Palou mentioned that the lengthy gaps between matches had been put in place to permit the cleansing crew ample time to disinfect the sector.


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