” Volleyball Pepper Savings Bank recruited Oh Ji-young (35), a libero who played for GS Caltex, in return for handing over the 1st round nomination right for the rookie draft on the 26th of last month, after losing 16 straight games after the opening. At the time, GS Caltex requested the insertion of a clause prohibiting Oh Ji-young from participating in GS Caltex matches for the remainder of the season, saying that the trade was not balanced, and Pepper Savings Bank responded. Details of the trade, which were not initially disclosed, were known on the 23rd when the match was held. 스포츠토토
However, it is known that this provision may have violated the ‘professional sports standard contract’. The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO), which approved the trade while recognizing the fact of the insertion of this clause, is in a position to receive a clear authoritative interpretation through inquiries to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. An official from KOVO said on the 26th, “We judged that the contents of the trade contract did not fall under the explicit grounds for prohibition of discrimination and approved it, and we will receive a clear authoritative interpretation through inquiries from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.”
In June 2021, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism prepared a ‘professional sports standard contract’ to protect the rights and interests of players and create a fair contract culture, and then announced it as an administrative rule. Currently, domestic professional sports clubs, including professional volleyball, sign contracts with players with a ‘standard contract’ for each league.
The trade between Pepper Savings Bank and GS Caltex is governed by Article 4 (obligations of the club) of the Standard Agreement, Article 3, ‘The club plays and trains players for reasons such as race, nationality, place of origin, school of origin, appearance, etc., in addition to ability as a professional sports player. There is a possibility of violating the provision of ‘do not engage in discriminatory acts such as exclusion from This is because the deprivation of a player’s opportunity to play for the club’s benefit can also be interpreted as a discriminatory act.
This trade also seems to have violated Article 19 (Trade) Clause 1 of the contract. In the related clause, it is stated that ‘the club shall not enter into a trade contract under conditions less favorable to the player than this contract unless there are special circumstances’. Oh Ji-young was not able to participate in the GS Caltex match, and his rights, such as his FA qualification and personal records, were infringed.
However, as GS Caltex sent Oh Ji-young, a former national team member, to a team that could play as a starting player with good intentions for the future of the player while taking a considerable loss of receiving only the rookie first round nomination, a clause prohibiting participation against the former team could not be inserted. Some point out whether or not it can be done. In addition, there is an opinion that it will not be a big problem if Oh Ji-young, the party involved, accepts the terms of the trade.
KOVO said, “There is no regulation regarding player participation in the trade, so we notified both clubs that this trade does not violate the regulations.” ”he said.
On the other hand, Oh Ji-young participated in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division Pepper Savings Bank and IBK Industrial Bank match held at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium on this day, and Pepper Savings Bank scored a set score of 0-3 (16-25 19-25 17-25 ) was defeated.