Petro Gazz will remain with the Premier Volleyball League.
The brass of the Angels have confirmed that they are not planning to jump ship to the Philippine Superliga anytime soon.
“I talked to them and Raffy Villavicencio and he said that he is committed to the PVL,” said PVL president Ricky Palou.
Team manager Camille Cruz confirmed the same, and also said that they remain committed to the first-ever volleyball league in the country.
Early December, the PSL said in a release that Petro Gazz is set to become a guest team in the “semi-pro” league.
The PSL needed a guest team with Petron, Generika-Ayala, and Marinerang Pilipina all taking a “pandemic-related” leave of absence.
Prior to this, the PSL also said that Petro Gazz and fellow PVL team Motolite were supposed to play in the aborted 2020 PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup, which was ultimately postponed due to the numerous typhoons that hit the country last October.
Petro Gazz never confirmed that it will join the PSL.
The Angels have been a staple in the PVL since 2018.
The soon-to-be professional team had its breakthrough during the 2019 Reinforced Conference after defeating Creamline in the best-of-three finals.
During the off-season, Petro Gazz reloaded by adding former PLDT Power Hitters’ Grethcel Soltones and Jerrili Malabanan, together with former Foton setter Ivy Perez.
The PVL is looking to begin its 2021 season either in March or April inside a bubble.