Introduction videoarbiter in the Premier league in danger

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ZEIST – The intended introduction of the videoarbiter (VAR) in the coming season in the premier league might be a delay. According to the KNVB is there a shortage of videoscheidsrechters.


,,The possible postponement is a direct result of the deadlock of negotiations on conditions of employment for referred to arbitrators”, let the KNVB know.

In march of this year, it was decided to videoarbitrage to enter, in the premier league. The KNVB has in the past months of intensive consultations with the BSBV, the association for referees. ,,There is the referees with a package of benefits offered. This package is after repeated consultation and extensive contribution to them, rejected by the BSBV”, explains the KNVB.

According to the football federation is the main breaking point in the negotiations, the requirement of the BSBV to have an influence on the recruitment policy. ,,The association claimed to all involved videoscheidsrechters a minimum number of appointments, including the associated terms and conditions. Employer KNVB could not agree, and insists on the basis of quality to be able to appoint per wedstrijdronde and has, therefore, the negotiations stopped.”

The KNVB is considering about other scenarios. The football association will now vacancies to unsubscribe and then videoscheidsrechters adopt and, if necessary, training. ,,The goal is to be at the start of the competition in the premier league to be able to work with expert, well-trained videoscheidsrechters and a professional, to give substance to the total race management.”

The VAR would, according to plan, the upcoming season should be active in the match for the Johan Cruijff Scale, the competition in the premier league, the play-offs and in a part of the tournament for the KNVB-cup, including the final.

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