SPIKERS‘ Turf, the Philippines’ top men’s volleyball league, will have to wait longer before it resumes hostilities.
“We’re still working on making Spikers’ Turf a pro league,” said Sports Vision president Ricky Palou in a message to People’s Tonight on Friday.
In compliance with the joint administrative order from the Department of Health, the Games and Amusement Board and the Philippine
Sports Commission, only professional teams are allowed to train and hold competitions.
As the Spikers’ Turf remains on hold, Palou is hoping for the best for the men’s league to secure government approval.
The tournament was supposed to open its fifth season last April but was shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was supposed to be a showcase season after the Philippines’ historic silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
“Everyone is also waiting for Spikers’ Turf because of the fine showing our national team had in the last SEA Games. But competition will
have to wait, pending approval,” said Palou.
In 2019, Cignal HD swept the Reinforced and Open Conference crowns, besting Go for Gold-Air Force in both occasions.
Without Spikers’ Turf, the league’s marquee players are bringing their acts overseas.
Cignal HD’s Marck Espejo is currently playing in Bahrain, while Go for Gold-Air Force’s Bryan Bagunas is suiting up in Japan Men’s V.League.Publication Source : People's Tonight