03. 03. 2020

CL M: Jastrzębski disregard CEV decision and cancel trip to match against Trentino

Source: jastrzebskiwegiel.pl; Photo: Jastrzębski Węgiel/Facebook

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Jastrzębski Węgiel refused to travel to Italy for the 2020 CEV Men’s Volleyball Champions League quarterfinal match against Itas Trentino.


Despite the fact that the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) assessed there’s no danger for players and staff of both clubs of coronavirus and confirmed that the encounter will take place in Trento as previously determined (March 5 at 20:30 CET), the Polish side kept insisting on a postponement.

Recall that Jastrzębski already requested to postpone the game against Trentino once. After the decision of the CEV, the PlusLiga club didn’t only ask for the postponement again but also proposed Italian rivals to play both matches of the quarterfinals on neutral ground and even obtained an available location in Austria.

“During the day (March 2), we conducted three-way communication on the line: club from Trento, CEV, Jastrzębski Węgiel. Due to the conclusions and fears of the players arising from the dangers of the coronavirus epidemic prevailing in Northern Italy, our club maintained its position regarding the transfer of the match to a location other than Italy. However, the management of the club Trentino Itas maintained their position, the readiness to play match scheduled for March 5 in their own hall, because in their opinion - based on the position of the Italian government - there are no threats associated with playing this match in their hall,” Jastrzębski said in a note.

Since the CEV didn’t make a new decision on the matter and because of a concern that members of their team might get quarantined (Poland introduced restrictive measures against those who enter Poland from Italy), which would result in the inability to continue their participation in national competitions, the Jastrzębie Zdrój based club canceled the trip to the match. They stressed they are still waiting for the official position of the CEV.



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4 Comments about "CL M: Jastrzębski disregard CEV decision and cancel trip to match against Trentino"

03.03.2020 | 15:30 |   ~rjw [unregistered]

so yeah, turkish clubs say we won't play, CEV goes: we will find you another date, don't worry and remember your handkerchief so you don't catch a cold. polish club asks to postpone or play somewhere not at risk and CEV snorts at them... we're talking about peoples' health and possibly lives here

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03.03.2020 | 17:25 |   Antwain Aguillard [unregistered]

Cev a bunch of jokes. Who will be the first player to get sick? And where will cev be then? Hopefully acquiring a big lawyer for future lawsuits. Volleyball is forever going backwards.

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03.03.2020 | 17:30 |   Mafia [unregistered]

It is ridicuolous since there is a Jastrzebski Wegiel proposal to play both matches in Austria, even closer to Italy than Poland. Yesterday there was a match Trentino – Sora in which there was just a few fans in the stands. Is Trentino too poor to travel to Austria or are they counting on walkover totally not caring about human lives. Not to mention CEV which proves to be a useless organization, clubs are awaiting whole days to get a decision from them. Maybe it's time to move the basketball way and create one league consisting of strongest teams in the whole of Europe.

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04.03.2020 | 15:14 |   Suisse [unregistered]

We can all relax and take a deep breath. The matches between Trentino and Jastrzebski have been postponed! A good sense of solidarity and cooperation has emerged.
Article posted on CEV website .

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