Not ‘no’ but ‘not yet’: F2 Logistics pulls out of PVL Open conference
MANILA, Philippines—F2 Logistics will not compete in the coming Premier Volleyball League Open Conference, citing several injuries that the players suffered during the team’s training camp in San Jose, Batangas.
In a statement posted on their Twitter account, the Cargo Movers added that they couldn’t practice as a whole with some of them getting exposed to COVID-19 that contributed to the delay of practices.
“We should have been training in a bubble earlier, but due to the unfavorable logistical circumstances we needed to move not only the venue but also the start of the bubble training. Since it has been more than a year of no actual training, old injuries and even new have surfaced,” wrote F2.
“Some of our athletes needed to go out of the bubble for their scheduled vaccination and our health team is very strict when it comes to isolation pre-returning to bubble. These needed protocols make it harder for us as well, to practice completely and to get back our rhythm as a team. To add, some of us had COVID-19 exposures thus contributing to the delay of the bubble training and completion of the team.”
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The team clarified that it will sit out just the coming conference and not the whole season as the PVL operates two tournaments in a year.
“With this, it is very difficult for the management, upon consultation with our coaching team, to decide that the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers will not be able to participate in this coming PVL Conference but will definitely join the next one. Please note, just this Open Conference and not the whole season,” wrote the team.
“We wish this upcoming conference all the best. We are one with you in praying for a safe, secured, and healthy league. It’s not a ‘no’ for us, but a ‘not yet.’”
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