PVL: Dindin, Paat back for defending champ Chery Tiggo
MANILA, Philippines—Defending champion Chery Tiggo will have Dindin Santiago-Manabat and Mylene Paat back in the fold for its title defense in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.
Reigning MVP Jaja Santiago, however, is still in doubt for the new season as she’s still with the Saitama Ageo Medics I the Japan V.League.
Crossovers team manager Ronwald Dimaculangan said Santiago-Manabat and Paat arrived on Sunday and will be ready to play in the team’s first match in Pool A against Cignal at 6 pm on the season opener on March 16.
“Let’s wait first for Jaja’s situation,” said Dimaculangan.
F2 Logistics, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League defending champion, will make its PVL debut on the season opener against Black Mamba Army.
Creamline and Alyssa Valdez, the runners-up in 2021, will play their first game of the season against PLDT and Mika Reyes in Pool B on March 17 as they precede the match between Petro Gazz and Balipure.
Choco Mucho will have the latest season opener of all the nine teams as it will open its campaign on March 18 against the Lady Troopers at 3 pm.
The Lady Troopers, Crossovers, Flying Titans, HD Spikers, and Cargo Movers are in Pool A while Pool B is comprised of the Water Defenders, Cool Smashers, Angels, and High Speed Hitters.
All teams from Pool B will advance to the crossover quarterfinals while the fifth place team from Pool A will be eliminated.