Kochi looking to continue domination as they face resilient Ahmedabad Defenders
Kochi, February 5th 2019: After a dominant performance in the opening game of the league Mohan Ukkrapandian-led Kochi Blue Spikers will face Ahmedabad Defenders in their second match of the RuPay Pro Volleyball League on Feb 6th 2019.<br><br>After a spirited performance on February 4th against Black Hawks Hyderabad, Ahmedabad Defenders will be hopeful they can continue the momentum and come out stronger against Kochi in their second fixture to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday. <br><br>Kochi showed their mettle in the first match as the team’s core including Olympic Gold medalist David Lee, Manu Joseph, Andrej Patuc, Prabagaran S all came up with their ’A’ game leading to a 4-1 victory against U Mumba Volley. <br><br>Ahead of the match, Head Coach TC Jyotish, “The team’s morale is high and we are really looking forward to play Ahmedabad who had a good outing against Hyderabad. We have spent time analysing their style of play and have got our strategy in place to counter their strengths. We need to make sure that we stick to our game plan and make it work.”<br><br>The league, which is an initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India, began on February 2. <br><br>Despite losing with a narrow margin, Ahmedabad can take many positives from their first encounter as the foreign imports Serbian Novica Bjelica and Russian Victor Sysoev scored 6 and 12 points respectively. Young Sayyad Mubarak Ali scored five points displaying immaculate spiking ability and Gagandeep Singh showed his all-around ability with points on spike, block and serve.<br><br>Ajay Jangra, Head Coach of Ahmedabad Defenders felt that the first match against Hyderabad showed their team’s never-say-die spirit. “I believe the first match was a see–saw battle, and there was little or no differentiator between the two sides. To their credit, Hyderabad held their own in the last set and won the match. We are only looking to put our best foot forward in the match against Kochi.”<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 6th 2019.<br><br>About the RuPay Pro Volleyball League<br><br>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. 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
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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