ALYSSA Valdez and Jia Morado are yet to be cleared to suit up for the Philippine women's volleyball team that will see action in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) Invitational Conference.
Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) has already sent a letter to Creamline last week requesting the availability of the two but as of posting time, there has been no reply from team management.
“We wrote na (to) their team but no answer yet,” said LVPI vice president Peter Cayco.
The LVPI official also added that once they get the approval from Creamline management, they will also get clearance from the Premier Volleyball League, where the Cool Smashers are seeing action.
“If ever the team allows them, LVPI will also get clearance from PVL,” said Cayco.
PSL Invitational Conference will kick off on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, while the PVL Reinforced Conference is currently on its round-robin quarterfinal stage and outright semifinalist Creamline will resume its campaign next month.
Members of the national team's 20-woman pool - Valdez, Morado, Aby Maraño, Jaja Santiago, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Ces Molina, Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, Kim Dy, Cha Cruz-Behag, Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Rhea Dimaculangan, Denden Lazaro, Mylene Paat, CJ Rosario, Maika Ortiz, Myla Pablo, Rebecca Rivera and MJ Phillips - will face the eight participating teams in the PSL.
In a previous interview, LVPI said that if ever the nationalss will be up against their respective teams, they will suit up for their mother teams and that will also allow the players in the pool to have chance to see action.