Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation canceled the final series and named Criolas de Caguas as champions.

NS Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation (FPV) Today, on Sunday, the women’s final series between Sanjuaneras de la Capitals and Criollas is set to be announced as the joint champions of this season following the cancellation of the San Juan team and the absence of the San Juan team in the first game of the final. .

The resolution of the league was issued after second game canceled, which was established at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan. In the document, circulated on the league’s social network, it is reported that the team from the capital city and all of its constituents have been “suspended from all competition in the Superior Women’s Volleyball League, until 5 September 2021, for a period of one year. .

sorry with your players

Sanjuanares’ manager, Marcos M. Martínez, admitted that he was sorry for Sextet’s players, who were punished for a decision made by Sextet’s management.

“It is completely unfair to the players because they could not do anything else because as an employer they were my instructions. He had nothing to do with my decision. If the Federation punishes them, they are completely innocent victims”said Martinez, while speaking with new day He was waiting to meet with his legal representation to find out what steps he could take.

In fact, he admitted that he had received a copy of the determination shortly before speaking through it, although he had already been warned that the decision would be held. The letter came to him by email.

The manager said that FPV’s decision did not surprise him, adding that the resolution omitted the details and turned to others. Similarly, he complained that his requests were not included in the document.

“There (in the resolution) they say that we never produce medical certificates. One of our requests was that the federation—because it’s part of the regulation—tell us which federal doctors they were going to appoint for the case. He never answered me. It doesn’t surprise me, I don’t like it“, said.

Similarly, Martínez criticized that FPV did not allow him to have his claim heard by the court, arguing that – if FPV’s decision does not make his claims academic – it would exhaust all judicial resources available to him. will do it. .

He said, ‘Now I have to see whether this decision of the Federation makes my case academic or not. That’s all I said (be allowed to go to court). If it doesn’t make it academic, I plan to look into the matter until the final results“, he declared.

Martínez insisted that he understood that it was not fair for the Sanjuanares to play at a loss against a team like the Creoles, which had won the league championship for the past five years. “If they really wanted a highly competitive final and on equal terms, they should have let us substitute the player. But it’s their league and it’s their decision.”

Trabanco defends federal decision

For his part, the president of the FPV, César Trabanco, reiterated that the body he presides is decided on the basis of the constitution and the rules of the league, and added that the San Juan team can play under opposition.

“The San Juan team eliminated all administrative territories in both the Federation and TAAD. He wanted to exercise his right to go to court, but the way he did, he didn’t want to miss a game. One final Starting the series when we know we’re up against time, because the ‘transfer’ (transfer) ends on the 15th,” said Trabanco, who emphasized that Sanjuanares had no time to play on September 11 and 12. There was no ground for him, for whom this series was going to be stopped from 10 to 13.

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“It was impossible to delay the chain. The institution that was challenged has been challenged… the constitution is enforced and the chain is deemed complete. There is no turning back”.

Trabanco denied that the FPV ruling had sexist overtones, and recalled that the regulation was approved by all lawyers. He acknowledged that the Sanjuaneras player’s position is new, so the rules should be amended for the next season.

The federation leader also indicated that players or team personnel affected by the suspension could request a reconsideration.

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What happened?

Sanjuaneras’ directive decided not to play in this final until the courts made a decision about it Demand for preliminary injunction, permanent injunction and declaratory punishment that they submitted yesterday at the Court of First Instance in San Juan to allow the league directors to approve a substitute reinforcement for the final series.

Imported American Destiny Hooker-Washington withdrew from the team when she became pregnant, and was considered to be at high risk herself. However, the league did not allow the team to replace him, as regulation only allows a change of reinforcement due to injury during the post season.

FPV’s determination to cancel the series comes a day after the capital city’s team forfeited the first match between the two sextes in favor of the five-time Creoles champions after Roger Mendoza did not come to play on the court in Caguas. had gone. And today’s cancellation.

Sanjuaneras’ non-appearance on Saturday was in protest of a decision approved by the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee’s Court of Appeals and Sports Arbitration (TAAD), which did not allow a Hooker-Washington replacement.

Prior to TAAD’s decision, the San Juan team had made a request to the tournament’s director, Jose “Picky” Server, who denied it. Based on the fact that the rules only allow players to be substituted in case of injuries. Similarly, they went to FPV, which confirmed Servera’s decision. Later, TAAD confirmed the decisions of both Servera and Trabanco, so the Sanjuaneras went to court.

This is their sixth consecutive championship for Caguas.

what does the resolution say

“In view of the inappropriate absence of the Sanjuaneras de la Capital team in the opening game of the Final Series, the team and all of its constituents are suspended from all competition of the Superior Women’s Volleyball League for a period of one (1) year, as September 5, 2021”, reads the resolution published on FPV Network.

“In view of the above, the final series of the Superior Women’s Volleyball League has been cancelled, and as a result, the Caguas team has been declared the champion of this season,” he says.

The resolution, signed by FPV President César Trabanco, ends by saying that “the decision notified here was made taking into account the principles of equity, then clean, balance and competitive quality, the safety of the players, the teams, the fans. and of the sport.” best interests”.


The Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation canceled the final series and named Criolas de Caguas as champions.
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