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No volleyball for Chery Tiggo



Chery Tiggo will use the remainder of the year to rest and recover following a successful campaign in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference in Ilocos Norte last month.

Crossovers team manager Ronwald Dimaculangan on Monday said they didn’t schedule any physical training for the rest of the year to allow their players to recuperate from a grueling season that was played inside a quarantine bubble.

In a previous report, PVL commissioner Tonyboy Liao formally pushed back their calendar from October to February next year, giving players more time to rest and recuperate.

“We have players who need to recover from injuries and surgeries,” Dimaculangan told Daily Tribune.

“Aside from that, with the rising cases of Covid-19, competitions this year will not be feasible. We are hoping that the cases would drop so we could start training again.”

Among the Crossovers who are far from perfect shape are Shaya Adorador, Maika Ortiz and Jasmine Nabor while Janine Navarro is set to go under the knife to treat her injured shoulder.

Even Jaja Santiago, the Most Valuable Player in the PVL war, will not be around as she already left for Japan to campaign for Ageo Medics in the Japan V.Premier League while stalwarts Dindin Manabat, Eya Laure and Mylene Paat will be seeing action in the AVC Asian Women’s Club Championship next month.

Dimaculangan, however, vowed to stay competitive as soon as they got their much-needed break.

“With the current roster that we have, I think we still have a competitive team,” Dimaculangan said, adding that they will stay intact with Gizelle Sy, Ria Duremdes, Arriane Mae Layug, Justine Dorog and Mary Joy Dacoron rounding up the squad.