(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jang Hyeon-gu = The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has ex officio approved the International Transfer Agreement (ITC) for the twin sisters Lee Jae-young and Da-yeong (25 years old).
As a result, the sisters’ participation in the Greek women’s volleyball league was confirmed.
Sisters Lee Jae-young and Da-young, who were virtually expelled from Heungkuk Life after the 2020-2021 season due to controversy over violence (school violence) during their school days, start anew with the Greek PAOK Thessaloniki club, which they signed through an overseas agency.
The Greek League kicks off the 2021-2022 season on October 9th.
The twin sisters are expected to leave the country next week to join the new team after receiving work visas from the Greek embassy soon, based on the ITC approved by the FIVB.
The ITC required when a player advances to an overseas league is approved by the player’s national volleyball association.
However, the Korea Volleyball Association adhered to a strong attitude that it could not issue ITCs for twin sisters due to its own regulations on international transfers of players that stipulate restrictions on the qualifications of domestic players to advance overseas.
In the player international transfer regulations, the Volleyball Association states, “Persons who have received disciplinary action from volleyball-related organizations such as the Korea Olympic Committee (KOC), the Association, and affiliated federations and whose execution period has not expired, (sexual) violence, match manipulation, military service evasion, etc. It has been stated that the qualifications for overseas expansion are restricted for those who have caused social scandal or caused serious damage to the volleyball world through unsavory acts.
First, the Volleyball Association permanently disqualified the twins from the national team when the twin sisters were identified as perpetrators of school violence in February, before the truth was revealed.
He then emphasized to FIVB that the twin sisters are subject to international transfer qualification restrictions and that they have not been disciplined by the Volleyball Association for school violence.
As it became difficult to issue ITCs for the twin sisters, the Greek PAOK club, which had already signed a contract with them, contacted FIVB directly and asked for an interpretation of the vote.
On the 24th and 28th, the Volleyball Association delivered to FIVB its final intention not to issue ITCs for twin sisters again and not to receive transfer fees for ITC issuance.
According to the association rules, national players pay 10% of their annual salary and non-representative players pay 5% of their annual salary to their country’s volleyball association as an ITC issuance fee.
FIVB issued the twin sister’s ITC after waiting until noon on the 29th local time in Lausanne, Switzerland (7pm Korean time on the 29th), which was set as the deadline for ITC approval.
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