Overhand Reception Rule Postponed
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 22, 2013 – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced a postponement to the implementation of the Overhand Reception Rule on Monday.
The FIVB Board of Administration decided to suspend the implementation of Rule 9.2.4 of the Rules of the Game pending further testing in official competitions, as the impact of the above-mentioned Rule has so far not been as successful as expected.
The Board made the decision during its meeting held at the FIVB headquarters in Lausanne in April after the FIVB Congress in September, 2012 had originally approved the change.
FIVB Board of Administration decision:
1. As the FIVB Board of Administration has the competence and obligation to deal with urgent and exceptional matters in the spirit of the Constitution and in the general interest of the FIVB, the implementation of Rule 9.2.4 of the Rules of the Game to be suspended pending further testing in official competitions, as the impact of the above-mentioned Rule has so far not been as successful as expected.
2. The Rules of the Game Commission to perform the required tests and compare them with the data already received, in order to determine if the new rule achieves the purpose for which it was created, reporting back to the FIVB Board of Administration.
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