The Italy Volleyball National Team might get a reinforcement soon.
The Italian Council of Ministers, basically the principal executive organ of the Government of Italy, following the request of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), approved the granting of Italian citizenship to Kamil Rychlicki.
The Luxembourg-born player of Polish origin became Italian based on “having rendered eminent services to Italy in consideration of the excellent results achieved in their own sport”.
The opposite has been playing in Italy since the 2018-19 season: first with the Consar Ravenna jersey, then from 2019-20 at Cucine Lube Civitanova where he remained for two seasons. With them, he won the 2019-20 national title, two Italian Cups, and the 2019 FIVB Club World Championship.
From 2021, he is defending the colors of Sir Safety Conad Perugia with which he won the Italian Cup.
It’s expected that the International Volleyball Federation, FIVB, will ratify the change of sports nationality from that of Luxembourg to Italian, so he will also be eligible for Italy National Team after the transition period of two years.