PSL eyes for unified tournament with PVL for a bubble beach volley tourney
The Philippine Superliga (PSL) requested the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) to link arms for a joint bubble beach volleyball tournament in Subic this November.
“We have invited the PVL. We’re all in this together so this is the time to really help each other in trying to bring back sports. This is the time that we should make sure the players get a platform to be out there and perform,” said PSL president Dr. Ian Laurel.
He also added that the said tournament would be helpful for the others in this time of pandemic, especially to the fans of the sport which he solidified in referencing the PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial.
“This is also for the fans. As PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said, sports resumption will serve as inspiration for the people knowing we can have some sort of normalcy back,” he said.
At first, the plan of PSL was to go for an indoor tournament just like what the PBA did, however, due to restrictions of non-pro leagues the former opts for the beach tourney instead.
President Laurel assured that the said bubble will be more plausible and easier to manage than the indoor PBA-bubble.
PSL is looking forward to the success of the beach-volley bubble as they don’t want zero tournaments for the whole year of 2020 as well as to set the motion for 2021.
Just a week ago PSL got the blessing of the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) group, the Philippine Sports Commission, Games and Amusements Board (GAB), and Department of Health to have the tourney by November.
Yet as of the moment, PSL is still waiting for the IATF’s approval for its planned bubble beach volleyball tournament.
If the bubble will push through, teams will be playing on the third week of November in which each would be open to field 2-3 teams for the PSL club and any team of PVL.