Kochi Blue Spikers face Chennai Spartans in the second semi-final of RuPay Pro Volleyball League
Chennai, February 19th 2019: In the second semi-final of RuPay Pro Volleyball League, Kochi Blue Spikers will lock horns against Chennai Spartans on Wednesday here at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.<br><br> <br><br>The last encounter between both the teams at the round-robin stage was a thriller which ended in a comeback win for Kochi. Chennai had won the first two sets and looked set for a comfortable win but Kochi staged a remarkable fightback to take the match 3-2.<br><br> <br><br>After playing their last competitive match on February 11th, Kochi will be taking court for the all crucial semi-final on Wednesday night. Ahead of the match, Mohan Ukkrapandian, captain, Kochi Blue Spikers said “It was a great outing against Chennai when we met in Kochi. This time we will be playing in front of the Chennai crowd and they will rightly back their team and Chennai has played some great volleyball recently. None of us will have a second chance as it is now or never. We have to give our 200%.”<br><br> <br><br>The league, which is an initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India, began on February 2 in Kochi.<br><br> <br><br>Chennai peaked at the right time and their convincing wins against Black Hawks Hyderabad and Ahmedabad Defenders in their fixtures of the league stage was a testimony of what the team is capable off.<br><br> <br><br>Shelton Moses, skipper of Chennai Spartans felt that they are in good shape and ready for the challenge. “We have proved ourselves as the team has come together and performed at the right time. Akhin, Verhoeff and Sorokins have been outstanding for us and their performances have only helped lift the team to the next level. In a semi-final the pressure is different and with the fans support behind us, I am sure we can prevail even if it is an opponent as strong as Kochi.”<br><br> <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 20th 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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