U Mumba Volley looking for their first win as they face Black Hawks Hyderabad
Kochi, February 11th 2019: U Mumba Volley, who are yet to earn their first win in the RuPay Pro Volleyball League, will be facing Black Hawks Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi on Tuesday.<br><br> <br><br>U Mumba featured in the opening match of the league and went down to Kochi Blue Spikers 1-4. That was followed up with a more spirited performance against the table-toppers Calicut Heroes where they went down 2-3 in their second match. The team hasn’t featured in any of the matches since then and will be playing their first match after February 5th 2019.<br><br> <br><br>Ahead of the match, Dipesh Kumar Sinha, captain, U Mumba Volley said, “We have had some time go back to drawing board and look at areas we need to work harder on. The team is coming together well and we are pumped about our next match. We just want to make sure that we can put together a good all-around performance.”<br><br> <br><br>The league, which is an initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India, began on February 2. <br><br> <br><br>Hyderabad are still placed fourth in the table with 2 points after playing four matches and will be playing their last match of the league stage. This will be Hyderabad’s last chance for an outside chance to qualify for the playoffs after a loss in the match against Calicut Heroes.<br><br> <br><br>Carson Clark, skipper of Black Hawks Hyderabad felt that in spite of being the youngest team they have given a good account of themselves. “Our last two matches have been close and at times I felt things went against us when it could have really gone our way. I am proud of the team and in this match, we have to play as if we have nothing to lose. U Mumba will come out with their ‘A’ game and we have to make sure we have answer to everything that they throw at us.”<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 12th 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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