07. 04. 2020

Both Italian championships canceled, clubs vote

Source: legavolley.it, legavolleyfemminile.it; Photo: lattemiele.com

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Both Italian volleyball championships are definitely canceled!

 

The majority of the clubs of both men’s (2019/20 SuperLega Credem Banca) and women’s (2019/20 Lega Pallavolo Serie A Femminile) championships of Italy, one of the most attracted ones in the world, voted to end the season. So far, only a temporary suspension was in force.

The two decisions on cancelation were made on separate assemblies after which the letter was sent to the national federation (Fipav) for confirmation, but it seems to be just a formality. It’s left to Fipav to decide on the ground of its rules whether to officially award titles or not.

Unlike the women’s championship, the men’s left the option of restarting the competition “if there are conditions and the appropriate authorizations from the government and health authorities“. In that case, the playoffs would be played, not the continuation of the regular season.

 

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All this because volleyball is not e real professional sport and many clubs are managed with people with (almost) zero experience and knowledge in volleyball. And they manage money from state companies or government directly. Do not expect that that people will think differently. That is why volleyball will never move to another level and will always have some small “make up” in the future Reply

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