‘Incorrect ball’ was used in IBK-Pepper match → Game proceeded as ‘for practice’ in the 3rd set ‘exploitation’

The impossible happened. It was revealed that the ‘incorrect ball’ was used in a professional volleyball regular league game, not an amateur one.

A MyDaily reader who identified as a professional volleyball fan reported that a ball not approved by the match committee was used during the match between IBK Industrial Bank and Pepper Savings Bank in the ‘Dodram 2022-2023 V-League’ held at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 26th.

The match was won by IBK Industrial Bank with a set score of 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-17).

Confirmation of use for practice during IBK Choi Jeong-min’s serve
It is not possible to confirm how many sets of illegal balls that were not approved by the game supervisor were used. This is an issue that the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) needs to check while looking at the game relay screen at the time.

According to the report, in the 3rd set, IBK IBK was leading 17-12, and a false ball was definitely used. It is time for IBK Industrial Bank Choi Jeong-min to serve.

In the relay screen video, Choi Jeong-min is holding the ball to serve, and the words ‘for practice’ are clearly visible on the ball. Choi Jung-min served the ball that could not be used in the game, and the game continued.

As mentioned before, it is not known when Lee Gong was used and how long it was used. It is a clear fact that it was an ‘incorrect ball’ that could not be used in the game.

Only 5 match balls can be used…Managed by the match committee and assistant referee Only
5 approved balls are used in all matches. Before the match, the match supervisor signs the five balls brought by the referee. I usually sign the air inlet.

And I have a spare ball in case of an unexpected situation. This ball is placed near the scorer’s table.

It is also a problem to use a ball without the game supervisor’s signature, but it is also a problem that the game supervisor and referees did not see the ball with the words ‘for practice’ written on it that can be seen with the naked eye.

In addition, it is also necessary to clarify when and through which route the balls used by the players during the warm-up time were provided during the official game.

During the game, a total of 6 people have 5 balls, including 4 corners of the court and 1 person each behind the net support. The assistant referee supervises this. The ball boy plays the role of immediately rolling the ball to the serving player. The official ball shall be placed next to the competition committee prior to the start of the game. During the V-League All-Star Game held on the 29th, it was placed next to the competition committee so that it could be supervised. The ‘use of irregularities’ almost happened in 2019. It was a confrontation between Korean Air and OK Savings Bank in the Dodram 2019-2020 V-League men’s division held at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan on December 6, 2019. Korean Air setter Yoo Kwang-woo raised a problem saying that the ball was strange while trying to serve in a situation where the set was 5-7 in the second set. It turns out that the two balls used in the game were of different colors. 메이저놀이터

In the end, KOVO issued a disciplinary action against the referee and competition committee member for negligent management of the game field and for failing to confirm it on the day.

For reference, the match committee members on the 26th were Lee Gyeong-seok, referee Lee Joo-pil, referee Seong Hae-yeon, and assistant referee Nam Young-soo.

If a ball not approved by the competition official is used, the ball must be removed immediately after use. And the game must be restarted from the point where the ball was used.

However, the last match between IBK Industrial Bank and Pepper Savings Bank ended without anyone knowing. This is a rare case worldwide. It is the explanation of volleyball officials that a rematch is impossible.

In the Olympics, it is said that the match was reversed due to the wrong application of the rules by the referee, but there was no rematch. However, at the time, the referee was said to have received a severe punishment of permanent disqualification.

Therefore, it seems inevitable to punish the match officials and referees on the day of the unprecedented accident.

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