Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Court of San Juan rules observed on controversy in women’s volleyball

The San Juan Court today, on Tuesday, dismissed a petition for an urgent hearing of the Sanjuaneras team’s lawsuit. Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF) to replace a player who could not take part in the final series due to a high-risk pregnancy.

In his order, Superior Judge Anthony Cuevas scheduled a hearing for this Friday at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom’s digital platform.

The judge ordered, “After examining the brief, as well as the attached annexures, and considering the extraordinary nature of the appeal presented, we have indicated an urgent hearing to determine its origin.”

Capital Sextet requested to replace reinforcement player Destiny Hooker-Washington due to her pregnancy condition.

Tournament Director, Jose “Picky” Servers; President of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation (FPV), Cesar Trabanco; And the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee’s Court of Appeal and Sports Arbitration (TAAD) rejected the team’s request on the grounds that league rules only talk of substituting players in case of injuries.

In protest, Sanjuanares did not appear for two games in the final, so LVSF declared the Criollas de Caguas champion and, in turn, suspended the sextet of the capital for a year.

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Meanwhile, the lawsuit before the court addresses the definition of an “injury,” as a health condition that does not allow an athlete to participate.

“These (plaintiffs) ask us to declare not to authorize the replacement of a reinforcement player in a post-season series because we understand that a high-risk pregnancy, medical instruction for the player to stop playing the game.” with, does not fit for a logical explanation of what constitutes disabling injuries and authorizes the Promoventia Party (Sanjuaneras) to make the requested substitution,” Cuevas indicated.

He added that he “also requested that it be determined that the FPV was in accordance with its rules by not appointing a physician to prove the player’s high-risk pregnancy and legalizing discriminatory conduct in violation of the constitution of Kopur.” didn’t work.”

“Finally, they requested that the Puerto Rico Volleyball Federation’s determination to cancel the final series of the FPV be reversed and the Criolas de Caguas team champions of the tournament be announced,” he said.


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