MUMBAI: With the league a couple of months away, volleyball fans across the country were treated to the first promo of the Pro Volleyball League on Wednesday. The promo of the league which is an initiative of Baseline Ventures Pvt. Ltd. and the Volleyball federation of India features 2008 Olympic Gold medalist David lee along with players from the Indian team. India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu, whose father represented India in Volleyball can also be seen cheering on the players in the action packed 30 second commercial.
The first season of the league which will commence in February 2019 will feature six teams and will comprise of a total of 18 matches. Each team will play each other once in a round robin format and the top 4 teams will qualify for the semi-finals. The matches will be held in the cities of Chennai and Kochi.
Each team will compromise of 12 players including 2 Foreign Players, 1 Indian Icon Player and 2 Indian U-21 players. The rest of the players will be from a pool Indian Senior Players and other domestic players.
The league has signed a multi-year broadcast deal with Sony Picture Network and will be aired on Sony Six, Sony ten 3 and Sony Liv. The first season will begin on 2nd February and the league will stage its first final on 23rd February. The six franchises that will feature in the first season will be announced on 26th November.
SOURCE: PRO VOLLEYBALL