Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

News

Ricky Palou on move of four PSL teams to PVL: ‘This will be good for volleyball’

When the Premier Volleyball League turned professional late last year, one question was raised — Is Philippine volleyball ready to have professional players?

The last seven days have proved that it is.

Last Wednesday, MVP Group backed-teams PLDT and Cignal officially made the jump from the Philippine Superliga to the PVL.

Six days later, two PSL mainstays followed suit as Cherry Tiggo and Sta. Lucia also made the leap.

This would mean that the league which was founded in 2004 will have 10 pro teams as the four squads will join Creamline, Petro Gazz, Perlas, Choco Mucho, BaliPure, and newcomer UAC in the league.

Army will join as a guest team while Air Force has already told the league that it cannot join this season.

The development is a dream come true for Sports Vision Management Group Inc. president Ricky Palou, who together with the late Jun Bernardino and Muying Martelino, founded the Shakey’s V-League in 2004.

“We’re elated at how things are turning out,” expressed Palou.

“Back in 2004, we have always looked forward to having one unified professional volleyball league and now it’s starting to happen.”

One of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation’s agendas is to have a unified league.

By having all but one of the country’s top teams housed in one league, the PVL is doing its part to help the new federation.

“This will be good for the sport of volleyball, the league, and the volleyball fans.”

#ReadMore  Tabal proud of Hallasgo, but rues late start of SEAG marathon

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Basketball

Malacañang on Thursday evening announced that Batangas will come under General Community Quarantine ‘with heightened restrictions’ from August 6-15 after previously coming under the...

News

BACARRA, ILOCOS NORTE — Myla Pablo and Ria Meneses steered Petro Gazz to the semis after ending Sta. Lucia’s inspired run via sweep, 25-13,...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Zamboanga City forced a do-or-die Game Three in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup semifinals second phase, Thursday...

News

BACARRA, ILOCOS NORTE — Black Mamba-Army scored its third win after taking down Perlas in four sets, 23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-13, in the Premier...

Football

Filipino football fans will have to wait longer for the Philippines Football League presented by Qatar Airways to resume its operations after the re-imposition...

ESports

With enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) being implemented in Metro Manila from August 6 – 20, the production and broadcast of MPL Philippines Season 8...

News

BACARRA, ILOCOS NORTE — The Aiko Urdas-led PLDT fought back in the third set to dispatch fellow also-ran BaliPure in three sets, 25-17, 25-15,...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Old reliables Leo Najorda and Chito Jaime showed up when Petra Cement-Roxas needed them the most. The two veterans...

Advertisement