Ivry players denounce the infernal calendar

The players of the US Ivry signed an open letter to the National Handball League (LNH), in which they denounce the accumulation of matches imposed on a decimated workforce.

Lidl Starligue penultimate players from US Ivry Handball wrote their anger and outrage in a message to the National Handball League (NHL). Faced with the stifling schedule that has been offered to them since the start of the year, the players wished to testify to their « extreme anger at the injustice we are suffering »: « A match every 3 days, half the championship in six weeks. Is it reasonable and serious? We don’t believe it.  » This is the infernal pace described by players in the Paris region, whose dismay is now total.

Ivry fights to stay in the top flight

« On Thursday May 26, during the match between us against Dunkirk (20-33), 7 professional players were missing, 7 players seriously injured. Our team must play another 4 games with this decimated workforce. to be competitive? ”ask the players in an open letter that they themselves relayed. « Are you going to blame us for having contracted the Covid, in a particularly affected region and in a department? We would like to remind you that there was never any question (at the start of the season) of imposing such a rhythm on our team « , they still get annoyed.

US Ivry players are calling for « a collective awareness of this impossible situation ». « We players, obviously wanted to play, and would have liked all of these matches to take place, but not at the expense of the health of the main players in the matches: the players, and not at the expense of sporting fairness. » Fifteenth in Lidl Starligue, Ivry players fight not to go down. With only 14 points, they are already three lengths behind Cesson-Rennes and Istres (but one game less) before approaching three decisive meetings against Nîmes on Saturday, Chambéry on Wednesday and Toulouse on Friday.

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