28 factors from twelve video games is best 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 finest 4 groups on January 22 – if play can really resume often.
The administration of the Volleyball Bundesliga (VBL) was beforehand pressured to cancel the first spherical of the season after many video games have been canceled due to the corona pandemic. Apart from Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen completed solely twelve of the 16 scheduled video games. There was no clear manner to end most of the video games earlier than the scheduled begin of the intermediate spherical, VBL managing director Julia Retzlaff mentioned Tuesday.
The uncommon flattening of the schedule was met with approval by golf equipment in the Bundesliga. It was a “wise choice” in the circumstances, mentioned 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 finest beginning place in the play-offs, which occur between March 12 and May 8, after the cup closing in Mannheim (March 6). Five to eight seeded groups play 4 playoff opponents at the similar time. During the ten-day break, groups ought to find a way to refresh; Affected gamers may have an opportunity to get well from the an infection and are available out of quarantine.
The worldwide calendar typically speaks in opposition to a gradual restart given all the well being contingencies. VfB Friedrichshafen returned to the fitness center after the finish of the quarantine for ten gamers at midnight this Wednesday. At the starting of January, the corona virus was detected by PCR take a look at in three gamers and a coach. “All staff members have 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.
There must also be no recreation transfers after the restart in the Bundesliga. On Tuesday, it was determined that the staff ought to begin if it had at the least eight gamers match to play.