28 factors from twelve video games is healthier than 32 factors from 15 video games. After withdrawing from the main spherical of the volleyball league, United Volleys Frankfurt moved into second place in the desk, overtaking Powervolleys Düren thanks to the quota rule. After this place, they need to begin in the intermediate spherical of the greatest 4 groups on January 22 – if play can really resume recurrently.
The administration of the Volleyball Bundesliga (VBL) was beforehand pressured to cancel the first spherical of the season after many video games had been canceled due to the corona pandemic. Apart from Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen completed solely twelve of the 16 scheduled video games. There was no clear means to end most of the video games earlier than the scheduled begin of the intermediate spherical, VBL managing director Julia Retzlaff stated Tuesday.
The uncommon flattening of the schedule was met with approval by golf equipment in the Bundesliga. It was a “wise resolution” in the circumstances, stated Kave Nirumand, managing director of Berlin Volleys Leaders. His BR volleys are two video games behind. The date for the canceled cup semi-final between Berlin and VfB Friedrichshafen remains to be open.
From January 22, the prime 4 groups will now compete in an intermediate spherical for the greatest beginning place in the play-offs, which happen between March 12 and May 8, after the cup remaining in Mannheim (March 6). Five to eight seeded groups play 4 playoff opponents at the identical time. A ten-day break ought to enable groups to get well; Affected gamers can have an opportunity to get well from their an infection and are available out of quarantine.
The worldwide calendar generally speaks in opposition to a gradual restart given all the well being contingencies. VfB Friedrichshafen returned to the health club after the finish of the quarantine for ten gamers at midnight this Wednesday. At the starting of January, the corona virus was detected in three gamers and a coach utilizing a PCR take a look at. “All group members had been instantly remoted,” explains VfB managing director Thilo Spaeth-Westerholt. Now they’re prepared to play once more and have to play Poland’s Jastrzebski Wegiel in the Champions League on Thursday.
In the Bundesliga too, there must be no recreation switch after the restart. On Tuesday, it was determined that the group ought to begin if it had not less than eight gamers match to play.