PVL: Pocari Sweat releases Pablo, five clubs show interest
Mark Escarlote on Nov 27, 2018 11:58 AM
Myla Pablo is weighing her options among five teams that showed interest in tapping her services after parting ways with Pocari Sweat.
At least five teams showed interest in acquiring the services of open hitter Myla Pablo after parting ways with Pocari Sweat-Air Force.
A source privy to the development confirmed to ABS-CBN Sports that Pablo has been released by the Federated Distributors, Inc. franchise from the remainder of her lucrative five-year contract signed November 2016.
“Ni-release na siya ng FDI. At least limang teams gustong kumuha sa kanya,” told the source.
The source said that Pablo’s camp accepted talks with Premier Volleyball League clubs BanKo and PetroGazz while Philippine Superliga teams Foton, Cocolife and Sta. Lucia also signified their interest of acquiring the prized hitter known not only for her tenacious offense but also for her solid floor defense.
“Ang usapan ay iko-continue lang ang contract ni My sa last few remaining years ni My sa five-year contract nya,” added the source. “Bale kung ano man ang mare-receive niya sa last three years niya (sa contract with Pocari Sweat) yun ang mare-receive ni My.”
The source said that Pablo’s camp will announce her decision by Wednesday but also added that Foton has been directly negotiating with FDI.
Pablo is a two-time conference Most Valuable Player in the PVL and led the Lady Warriors to three titles under the Pocari Sweat banner.
Pocari Sweat won the defunct V-League’s Open Conference and Reinforced Conference titles in 2016 and the inaugural PVL Reinforced Conference crown last year.
The Lady Warriors finished runner-up in the Open Conference in 2017. Pocari Sweat partnered with Air Force this year after the departure of its key players and finished fourth in the import-laden tournament before bombing out of the Final Four race in the ongoing Open Conference.
“Naghihintay lang ng offer si My kung ano an maganda kasi sabi ni My maybe this could be her last three years of playing,” said the source. “Siyempre gusto naman niya ng maganda-gandang future before ending her career in volleyball.”
Pablo started playing for FDI back in 2015 under Philips Gold in the PSL before transferring to the V-League.
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