Brazil Superliga to use challenge system during Finals
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 26, 2013 – Following its success at the 2012 edition of the FIVB Club World Championship in Doha (Qatar) the Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV) have confirmed they will use the challenge system at Brazil’s men´s and women´s Superliga finals this year.
Brazil joins Poland and Italy in its use of the challenge system where videos cameras are set up around the court to allow team captains to approach the referee and challenge a point which they believe has been called incorrectly. The regulations for the video verification establish that it can be called upon a team captain’s request no later than five seconds after the rally has finished.
“We have bought technology that has already been used with success in Poland,”
said Renato D´Àvila CBV Technical Director. “We were also in Doha last year and had the chance to watch this
system in use at the championship. It will be a helpful and positive inclusion as
it will be used responsibly. We would like to use this technology not just for
the finals of the Superliga, but also in the future. We will study the best way
to move forward with its use.”
Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, President of the FIVB also expressed his support for the system saying, “We cannot allow the outcome of a match to be decided by referee error. This is an initiative that we want to take to all competitions worldwide.”
The challenge system will also be used at the FIVB’s World League and World Grand Prix Finals this year.