Pro Volleyball League 2019: Inaugural League will Start Off in Kochi From Today

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Update: Kochi Blue Spikers will take on U Mumba Volley in the first match of the league today. The inaugural season of Pro Volleyball League 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 inaugural RuPay Pro Volleyball League will kick off from today, 2nd February with the first leg in Kochi. The final will be held in Chennai on 22 February.

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.

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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.

Pro Volleyball Tickets

RuPay Pro Volleyball League had already announced the opening of the box office at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium for physical sales of tickets for the league.

The tickets have been priced at Rs 300, while season passes will be made available at a 30 per cent discount and the early bird tickets will be available at a 20% discount. All the tickets are also available on Paytm and Insider.in, the tournament’s official ticketing partners.

Prior, on the announcement of ticket sales, Jakhar said, “I feel elated with the fact that our long term dream of executing India’s first professional volleyball league, is finally taking form.”

“The ticket prices have been framed in a way to ensure a maximum number of fans make their way to the stadium as the yardstick to measure a leagues success is only by the reception it gets from the fans. As far as the fixtures go, we have kept only one match a day so there’s not much pressure on the teams and there is enough recovery time between matches,” said Pro Volleyball CEO Joy Bhattacharjya.

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.

Where to watch Pro Volleyball League 2019 matches

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

A brief background on Pro-Volleyball League 2019

An initiative of Baseline Ventures India Pvt. Ltd and Volleyball Federation of India, Pro Volleyball League aims to transform the sporting landscape of the country by elevating the world’s fifth most popular sport to the league in the coming times. Packaged in the brightest of colours, the first edition of the highly anticipated tournament is set to provide high octane Volleyball action to fans of the sport across the country in the month of February 2019.

Team Captains of the PVL 2019

Ranjit Singh (Ahmedabad Defenders), Carson Clark (Black Hawks Hyderabad), Jerome Vinith (Calicut Heroes), Mohan Ukkrapandian (Kochi Blue Spikers), Shelton Moses (Chennai Spartans) and Dipesh Sinha (U Mumba Volley) to lead respective teams

The match schedule for Pro-Volleyball League 2019 is as follows:

Kochi (Rajiv Gandhi Stadium):

Feb 2 – Kochi Blue Spikers Vs U Mumba Volley

Feb 3 – Calicut Heroes Vs Chennai Spartans

Feb 4 – Ahmedabad Defenders Vs Blackhawks Hyderabad

Feb 5 – Calicut Heroes Vs U Mumba Volley

Feb 6 – Kochi Blue Spikers Vs Ahmedabad Defenders

Feb 7 – Chennai Spartans Vs Blackhawks Hyderabad

Feb 8 – Kochi Blue Spikers Vs Blackhawks Hyderabad

Feb 9 – Kochi Blue Spikers Vs Calicut Heroes

Feb 10 – Calicut Heroes Vs Blackhawks Hyderabad

Feb 11 – Kochi Blue Spikers Vs Chennai

Feb 12 – U Mumba Volley Vs Blackhawks Hyderabad

Feb 13 – Calicut Heroes Vs Ahmedabad Defenders.

Chennai (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium):

Feb 16 – Chennai Spartans Vs U Mumba Volley

Feb 17 – Chennai Spartans Vs Ahmedabad Defenders

Feb 18 – U Mumba Volley Vs Ahmedabad Defenders

Feb 19 – Semi-final 1

Feb 20 – Semi-final 2.

Feb 22 – Final.

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