The Korean Volleyball Federation 메이저놀이터 (KOVO) apologized for the practice ball being used during a Korean professional volleyball game.
It was belatedly confirmed that the practice ball was used in the women’s professional volleyball match between IBK Industrial Bank and Pepper Savings Bank held at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium on the 28th.
According to a volleyball official on the 30th, only five approved balls can be used during the game. Before the match, the match official signs the five balls brought by the referee. Have a reserve ball in case of any unforeseen contingencies.
However, a practice ball was used in the third set when IBK Industrial Bank was ahead 17-12. IBK Industrial Bank of Korea Choi Jeong-min’s ball held for the serve was clearly identified with the words ‘for practice’.
In this regard, KOVO issued an official apology. KOVO said, “As a result of our understanding, the game ball before the start of the game was confirmed without any problems, and even the 1st and 2nd sets were operated without any problems.” I couldn’t filter it out before the set started,” he explained.
At the same time, KOVO said, “We feel sorry for the fans. To prevent a recurrence in the future, we will strengthen management and training for game operation personnel and make every effort to ensure smooth operation of the remaining rounds.”