The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) apologized for the repeated video reading controversy and prepared guidelines for judging.
On the 11th, KOVO said, “We held an emergency countermeasures meeting on the 9th due to the controversy related to the video review,” and “We apologize for the confusion, and we took responsibility for education and management and issued a stern warning to the head of the game operation office and referee office.” said. Then, with the explanation, “We plan to carefully conduct the reading process by using multi-angle reading screens when reading the video,” and “If the game or referee finds a clear error immediately after the video reading result is announced, the screen(s) already provided immediately can be corrected through a reconfirmation procedure.”
The V-League has been noisy due to the recent judging controversy that has occurred one after another. Dissatisfaction with the judgment that has accumulated since the start of the 2022-2023 season exploded at the men’s KB Insurance-Korea Electric Power Exhibition on the 27th of last month. During the 4th set, Hu In-jeong, coach of KB Insurance, requested a video review of KEPCO’s Park Chan-woong’s ‘Touch Net’ 토토사이트. The scene where Park Chan-woong’s arm touched the net was clearly visible, but the judgment was ‘no touch’. Even though it was an obvious mistake, when the judges explained that “the decision that has already been made cannot be changed,” coach Hu strongly protested.
On the 6th of this month, a problem occurred in the women’s Korea Expressway Corporation-KGC Ginseng Corporation match. In the second set, the referee applied for a video review of Jeon Sae-yan’s serve in-out in the second set, and the decision was overturned from the first out to in. However, the video used for the video review was the scene of Catbell’s rearguard attack, not Jeon Sae-yan’s serve. There was a protest from Ginseng Corporation coach Ko Hee-jin, but the game proceeded without being accepted.
Another controversial decision came out in the men’s Korean Air-Hyundai Capital match the next day when the video was read with the wrong video. At the end of the 2nd set, Park Ji-hoon’s serve-Han’s set-Lincoln’s rear attack scored Korean Air, but Hyundai Capital requested a video reading of ‘Four Hits’, saying that the ball touched Jeong Ji-seok’s hand in the process. The referees declared a for-hit, but overturned the decision by conducting a re-reading due to strong protests from Korean Air. Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong, who had recently grown dissatisfied with the judgment and game management, strongly criticized, saying, “Is it okay to reverse the judgment when the year changes?”
KOVO, which even opened an emergency countermeasures meeting in the ongoing controversy, promised to prevent a recurrence. “We plan to use this case as a lesson and make every effort to make an accurate decision. Regarding the operation of the video review, we will thoroughly educate the game, referees and referees so that it can be operated more smoothly.”