‘Overnetted’ KOVO punishes 3 referees, expert committee members for misinterpreting video calls

October 25, 2023 | by

A bad call from the beginning of the season, followed by disciplinary action.

The Korean Volleyball Organization (KOVO) decided on Friday to discipline three referees and an expert committee member who made incorrect calls in the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Men’s OK Financial Group-KB Insurance match at Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi-do, on April 24.

It was a tense fifth set with the set score 2-2. With OK Financial Group leading 12-9, an overnet call was made against setter Kwak Myung-woo during an OK Financial Group attack. OK Financial Group head coach Masa Ogino immediately requested a video review. After much deliberation, the call was overturned as not an overnet.

This time, KB Insurance coach Hoo In-jung and the players reacted strongly. It was an unacceptable decision as they watched the replay together. However, the decision was not overturned by the video review. After a loud protest, the coach was warned, and KB Insurance scored no points. After missing a chance to cut the deficit to 10-12, KB Insurance lost the final set 11-15, leaving them shaking their heads in disbelief.

It was a call that KB Insurance could not have been happier with. The federation admitted that the overnet was correct after reviewing the video. According to the KOVO Penalty Regulations, referees and experts who make a mistake in the video review can be suspended for up to three games and fined up to 200,000 won. 카지노사이트

The federation suspended match officials Seo Nam-won and Lee Kwang-hoon from two matches and assistant referee Song In-seok from one match.


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