Six groups in inaugural version of Professional Volleyball League

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26 Nov 2018, 16:48 IST

Mumbai, Nov 26 (PTI) Professional Volleyball League organisers
Monday introduced that six groups would participate in its first
version slated to be held in February.

The league, supported by Olympic silver medallist
shuttler P V Sindhu, is scheduled to be held from February 2
to 22 in Chennai and Kochi.

Ahmedabad Defenders, Calicut Heroes, Chennai Spartans,
U Mumba Volley, Hyderabad Black Hawks and Kochi Blue Spikers
would participate in it.

Professional Volleyball League CEO Pleasure Bhattacharya mentioned there
will probably be a draft of overseas gamers.

“The public sale (for the league) will probably be in December 13
and 14 and Rs 75 lakh is the cap. We are going to do a draft of
overseas gamers. The thought is to get good worldwide gamers
at a superb worth,” Bhattacharya advised reporters right here.

“There will probably be most two overseas gamers in 12 months
one (per group) and the explanation we’re capping it’s to maintain a
management on costs,” he mentioned.

He additionally mentioned that the matches will probably be telecast between
7 pm and 9 pm, which was the prime-time, on Sony SIX and SONY
TEN three channels.

Every of the six groups can have 12 gamers, with one
Indian icon participant and two Indian U-21 gamers.

The groups will probably be combating it out over a complete of 18
matches. Every group will play one another as soon as in a round-robin
format and prime 4 groups will qualify for the semi-finals.

In the meantime, Luis Alexandre, Director Asia and Oceania,
Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), who was
current at
the occasion, mentioned the league was a step in the best route.

“We see this (league) fairly effectively. They (the league
organisers) are attempting to develop a pleasant plan right here utilizing six
franchises within the first 12 months.

“We assure that we (FIVB) are going to be right here and
assist the league to start with and hope they’ll succeed
and make it higher sooner or later,” Alexandre mentioned on the
sidelines of the occasion.

Senior officers of the Volleyball Federation of India
have been current on the event

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