The Korea Volleyball Federation reported its position on the contents of the trade agreement between GS Caltex and Pepper Savings Bank Oh Ji-young (35).
Pepper Savings Bank, which fell into a 16-game losing streak in December of last year, recruited former national libero Oh Ji-young from GS Caltex in exchange for the 2024-2025 season rookie draft first round nomination rights. 안전놀이터
However, on the 23rd of last month, the details of the trade were known before the two teams face-to-face. According to the agreement between the two teams, Oh Ji-young cannot participate in the GS Caltex match for the remainder of the season. On the 23rd of last month, he did not play in the game against GS Caltex.
Both teams announced that they had reached an agreement on the prohibition clause within the scope of the federation regulations, but were criticized for violating the basic rights of players and discriminatory behavior. As controversy arose over the details of the trade, the federation issued a statement.
On the 3rd, the federation confirmed that 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 that there are no regulations limiting the banning of transfer players in these provisions. It was approved for the first time under the
“As a result of requesting an authoritative interpretation from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for an accurate judgment on the basic rights and fairness of players, in accordance with Article 4, Paragraph 3 of the standard contract for professional sports, ‘the players are not allowed to participate in accordance with the agreement between clubs to exclude them from participating in matches. Although it is not stipulated as a reason for prohibiting discrimination, it is believed that the rights and interests of players are violated or there are factors that hinder fair competition between clubs, so it is recommended to prepare institutional improvement measures, such as the establishment of a ban on the case in the federation rules.”
The federation continued, “However, in the case of Oh Ji-young, the two clubs signed an agreement and traded based on the current federation rules, so I would like to say that it is difficult to retroactively apply the new rules that will be supplemented in the future.”
Lastly, the federation said, “Based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and institutional improvement plans, after the end of the season, we will discuss with 14 men’s and women’s clubs to supplement and improve related regulations in the direction of protecting players’ rights and interests and fair competition between clubs. is,” he said.