Mumbai: The second season of the much anticipated RuPay Pro Volleyball League will start from February 7, next year.
The upcoming season will be longer than season 1 and will feature a total of 22 matches with the final of the league to be played on 1st March 2020.
The league also announced that it will be expanding its footprint in season 2 with three venues this season as compared to two in the previous season. Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Kochi are the three tentative host venues shortlisted by the league for the same.
Speaking on the occasion, S Vasudevan, President, Volleyball Federation of India said that “The RuPay Pro Volleyball League is turning out to be a real game changer for the sport of volleyball in the country. The league has ignited the aspirations of young volleyball players around the country and provided an opportunity for our players to rub shoulders with some of the best in the world. The results achieved by our U-23 men’s and Sr Men’s team at the Asian level over the past year are a testament of the same. We are confident that with our players getting world class exposure through the league we will be able to take Indian Volleyball to greater heights in the coming years”.
Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Baseline Ventures India Pvt Ltd remarked, “We had received a great response from sports fans all around the country for season 1 of the league with 21.6 million tuning in to watch the league on television and thousands filling stadiums across the two venues. With more matches and venues this season, we really hope to substantially increase the fan base of the league as well as the sport of Volleyball all over the country”.
While thanking the six franchises as well as the sponsors for reposing their trust in the sport of volleyball, he also stated that the league is very close to finalising long-term sponsors and the details for which will be revealed very shortly.
RuPay Pro Volleyball league is promoted by Baseline Ventures India Pvt Ltd under the aegis of the Volleyball Federation of India with Sony Sports Network Pvt Ltd as its broadcast partner.