Reco Sports Association, acting as Woo Kyu-min, not registered
Woo Kyu-min (35)’s free agent (agent) was confirmed to have attended the Korea Professional Baseball Players Association (KFA) negotiations, sparking controversy. This is a violation of the KBO League player’s agent regulations set by the Players Association.
Hong Joon-hak, head of Samsung Group, met with Lee Ye-rang, head of the Lyco Sports Association, somewhere in Daegu on the 30th. It was a meeting for internal FA Woo Kyu-min to negotiate a contract. According to daily sports reports, CEO Lee Ye-rang was not registered as a representative of Woo Kyu-min in the Players Association 토토사이트
Article 18 of the Athletes’ Association Regulation [Report and Notification of Contracts of the Athletes’ Representative] (1) states, “The Athletes’ Representative shall notify the Athletes’ Association of this fact and submit a copy of the contract within three business days from the time of contract extension or renewal of the contract.” Even if you have obtained a certificate of KBO authorized representative, you must notify the association of this fact in order to act as an agent for the player concerned.
Prior to the negotiations with Samsung on Thursday, a total of seven players were registered as representatives by the Ricoh Sports Agency. LG (Cha Woo-chan and Jung Woo-young) and NC (Im Chang-min and Lee Jae-hak), and Doosan (Jeon Jae-il and Heo Kyung-min), respectively, and Kiwoom (Lee Jung-hoo) are one. An official of the Players Association said, “Yoo Hee-kwan reported that he signed a contract with the Lyco Sports Association. However, we have not yet delivered the related information to the KBO.” Including Yoo Hee-gwan, there are up to eight people.
As a result of confirmation, Woo has never reported his agent to the Athletes’ Association. The appearance of Woo Kyu-min’s representative at the FA negotiation table itself is a violation of regulations. “It is true that we came down (to Daegu) and negotiated today,” CEO Lee Ye-rang said in a telephone interview with Daily Sports on the afternoon of the 30th. Four people (Cha Woo-chan, Yoo Hee-kwan, Oh Jae-il, and Heo Kyung-min) registered, but only one (Woo Kyu-min) seems to have been omitted,” he said. “I received (application form) because I was out of mind.” First of all, I sent the document (to the Korea Football Association) by registering today. It’s my fault, unconditionally,” he said.
Samsung’s team cannot avoid responsibility cannot be avoided. Kim Yong-ki, acting secretary general of the Players Association, said, “When an agent contract comes into the Players Association, there is a process of delivering it to the KBO and informing each club.” “If an agent who has not been contacted by the KBO comes in and negotiates, we should not proceed,” he firmly said. The head of the team A confirmed, “The KBO usually faxed related official documents when the agent contract is completed.” In other words, Samsung has set up an FA negotiation table without going through a separate confirmation of who Woo Kyu-min’s agent is. After the FA market opened, Hong Joon-hak, head of the group, met with CEO Lee Ye-rang several times and discussed Woo Kyu-min’s contract. Kim Yong-ki, acting secretary general, said, “We will internally review and judge sanctions on the relevant content.”
Under the rules, one agent cannot be in charge of more than three players per team and a total of 15 players at the same time. It is a device to prevent ‘exclusive’ of the agent market. However, some agents deftly get out of the convention by signing so-called management contracts (other than a player’s contract). It is a way to register as an agent only when an FA contract is made, and then switch to a management contract and not be subject to the agency convention. Even if an agent has 100 players on a management contract, this is not a violation of regulations.
In December 2018, the Ricoh Sports Agency was the representative of Yang Eui-ji (NC) and drew a four-year FA contract with a total amount of 12.5 billion won. There was also a photo of Yang Eui-ji on the company’s website, “recentation,” (the Ricoh Sports Agency deleted all the photos of the website when the coverage began). However, there is no Ricoh Sports Agency as Yang Eui-ji’s agent. Although quite a few players, including LG Kim Hyun-soo, Doosan Park Gun-woo and Park Se-hyuk, Samsung’s Choi Choong-yeon and Kim Dong-yeop, were listed on the “customer list” on the website, they were not registered as representatives.
The same goes for Woo Kyu-min. This is the biggest reason why Samsung thought that Woo Kyu-min’s representative was the Ricoh Sports Association. The management contract is confusing the contract, mixing it with the agent contract. “Even if we signed a management contract, we could be an agent,” said a B team official. I don’t know what the difference is.
An official from the Korea Players Association said, “The current proxy system is in disordered order. Therefore, the team recently conducted a full survey of players. “There are many cases where the player is not sure whether he signed a contract for agent or management,” he said. “We are aware that there is a part to correct.” We are organizing the results of the investigation to take action.