PVL: Perlas Spikers cleared to play in Open Conference

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 22 2021 12:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The Perlas Spikers will finally get to play in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Sunday.

This, after all members of its delegations returned negative COVID-19 test results on Wednesday evening.

"They're all negative," PVL commissioner Tony Boy Liao confirmed.

Perlas was supposed to open its season on Saturday, July 17, but Ilocos Norte Gov. Matthew Manotoc asked for a postponement of the match while they wait for the results of the team's COVID-19 tests.

On Sunday, the PVL announced that all games of the Perlas Spikers will be on hold after a member of the team's non-playing staff tested positive for COVID-19.

All members of the squad had to be quarantined as well. 

The league is now working on its schedule to accommodate Perlas.

In a statement on its social media account, the Perlas team welcomed the development.

Perlas placed third in the 2019 PVL Open Conference.