Pro Volleyball League 2019: Inaugural edition of tournament to be held over two legs in Kochi, Chennai

Chennai: The inaugural Pro Volleyball League will kick off with the first leg in Kochi on 2 February, while the final will be held in Chennai on 22 February, the organisers announced on Thursday.

Pro Volleyball League 2019: Inaugural edition of tournament to be held over two legs in Kochi, Chennai

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The match schedule and ticket sales were launched at a ceremony on the sidelines of the finals of the 67th National Championships at the Nehru indoor stadium.

Kochi Blue Spikers will take on U Mumba Volley in the first match of the league, which would see six teams fighting for the title. A total of 18 matches would be played in two legs to be held in — Kochi and Chennai.

The first 12 matches will take place in Kochi while the remaining six matches, including the two semi-finals and the final, would be held in Chennai.

Joy Bhattacharjya, CEO, Pro Volleyball League and VFI Secretary General, Ramavtar Singh Jakhar unveiled the match schedule of the tournament.

Jakhar presented the first ticket of the tournament to former volleyball players Suresh Mishra, G Sridharan, Dalel Singh and Amir Singh.

The tickets have been priced at Rs 300, while season passes will be made available at a 30 per cent discount.

Jakhar said, "I feel elated with the fact that our long term dream of executing Indias first professional volleyball league, is finally taking form."

The six franchises taking part in the first edition of PVL are: Ahmedabad Defenders, Calicut Heroes, Chennai Spartans, U Mumba Volley, Black Hawks and Kochi Blue Spikers.

All the matches will be broadcast live on Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 and will be streamed live on Sony LIV. The PVL is an initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India.

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Updated Date: Jan 10, 2019 21:56:04 IST

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