Philippine Superliga postpones Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup

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The Philippine Superliga (PSL) announced that it is cancelling its Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup in Subic in light of the severe weather disturbances that are plaguing the country.

The tournament was slated on November 26-29 but PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico announced in a statement that they will be moving the tournament to February of next year.

“After many hours of deliberation that took into account several weather disturbances occurring in rapid and disastrous succession, the safety of all athletes exposed to outdoor conditions and other participants, and the effectivity of frontliners assigned to monitor both the Challenge Cup and to render essential public services during a calamity, it is with sadness that the Philippine Superliga (PSL) has decided to reschedule the PSL Invitational Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup from November 28 to 30, 2020 at the SBMA, Subic to mid-February 2021,” read the statement.

“Taking a conservative and proactive position, Central Luzon, which includes the SBMA industrial zone may sustain heavy damage to be inflicted by severe weather disturbances named “Rolly” and “Siony” within days of each other for the next several weeks starting Sunday,” the statement continued.

Cignal, United Auctioneers/Cherry Tiggo, Sta Lucia, F2 Logistics and Premier Volleyball League teams Petro Gazz and Motolite were all slated to participate in the competition. (JNP)