Black Hawks Hyderabad look for a win as they face Calicut Heroes
Kochi, February 9th 2019: Calicut Heroes, who have been in terrific form with one of the best attacks of RuPay Pro Volleyball League will be facing Black Hawks Hyderabad on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi. Calicut Heroes will be in action on back to back days on Feb 9th and Feb 10th.<br> <br>Calicut won their first match against Chennai Spartans 4-1 and overcame the challenge from U Mumba Volley 3-2. Skipper Jerome Vinith and Ajith Lal C have so far led the Calicut attack with 19 and 29 spike points from two matches respectively.<br> <br>Ahead of the match, Paul Lotman from Calicut Heroes said, “It has been a great experience so far and we are enjoying each game. I believe we still have more potential as some of the key players in our team are yet to fire. We are really confident that we can make it to the knockouts.”<br> <br>The league, which is an initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India, began on February 2. <br> <br>Hyderabad on the other hand are placed fourth in the table and have lost two matches back-to-back. The match against Calicut will be make or break for them as a loss could really dampen their hopes of reaching knockouts. There have been some positives with respect to the form of the youngsters like Ashwal Rai and Rohit Kumar who have come of age during the league.<br> <br>Ashwal Rai, from Black Hawks Hyderabad felt that even though they have lost the last two matches they aren’t out of the competition. “We have showed a good spirit on the court. In the last match against Kochi there were a few close points which could have gone either way but they went unfortunately against us. As far as Calicut is concerned, they are one of the best teams in the league and we will have to give it our all if we have to win the match.”<br> <br>The live broadcast of the match will start on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 3 and live streaming will be done on SONY LIV from 6:50 PM IST on Feb 10th 2019.
RuPay Pro Volleyball League
An initiative of Baseline Ventures India Pvt. Ltd and Volleyball Federation of India, RuPay Pro Volleyball League aims to transform the sporting landscape of the country by elevating the world’s fifth most popular sport to the league of the most followed sports in the coming times. The first season of the league will see 6 teams playing a total of 18 matches in Chennai and Kochi, and will be broadcasted on Sony Six, Sony Ten 3 and online platform Sony Liv.
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