Fans will be closer to the action with new regulation
Cagliari, Italy, November 1, 2014 – The 34th FIVB World Congress heard and approved several proposals submitted on Saturday by the Sports Events Council of the institution including one to reduce the length of the free zone to 6.5 meters instead of 8 meters.
The measure pursues to get the spectators closer to the action following suggestions from a variety of sources, including the Television and Marketing Commissions.
The proposals were presented to the assembly by Mr Aleksandar Boricic, Executive Vice President of FIVB who presides over the Sports Events Council.
Mr. Boricic explained also that when a team registers 14 players in the O-2 bis form, including two liberos, all 14 players can be included in the score sheet as it was approved.
Other proposals who received the positive vote were the following:
-To eliminate from the referee guidelines everything concerning Judge Conferences during the match.
-Return to the former rule of declaring fault every net touch between the antennas, including that for beach volleyball.
-Any request of challenge to be made by the coach to the second referee via electronic tablets.
-To allow the change of Federation of Origin regulation for players living in the same country for eight or more years and the men are over 38 years old and the women over 35 years old, without administrative fees with the consent of both national federations and FIVB.