Jakarta – Persib Bandung will host Persebaya Surabaya in the 23rd week of League 1 2019 at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, October 18, 2019. This transfer was carried out because the match could not be held in Bandung. PT Liga Indonesia Baru (PT LIB) as the league operator has given its approval.
"Shopee Liga 1 2019 match between Persib Bandung against Persebaya on 18 October 2019 was held at the Captain I Wayadn Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, at 19.30 WITA," as quoted from PT LIB's letter numbered: 389 / LIB / X / 2019, quoted from the official website Persebaya, Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Based on the statement of Persib, the transfer of the match venue was done because in Bandung did not get permission from the police. The reason is when the game is close to the inauguration of the president and vice president on October 20, 2019.
Persebaya accepted the decision. The distance between Bali and Bandung is not much different.
The transfer of Persib against Persebaya is not the only time this is done. Last year, the classic duel was also held in Gianyar. At that time, Persib was banned from competing in Bandung following the death of Persija Jakarta supporters in the city. Last year, Persebaya won 4-1 over Persib.
Previously, the physical coach of Persib, Yaya Sunarya, said that Persib's head coach Robert Rene Alberts preferred to move the game to another place rather than being postponed because he did not get permission from the police. "Yes, that's because there was a speech from the coach yesterday, trying as much as possible the match should not be postponed and maybe the coach will talk to management later," Yaya said in Bandung, Sunday 2019, quoted from there officially Persib.
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