All-Star Women Volleyball Match to highlight the final day of RuPay Pro Volleyball League
~ Organizers bring in international volleyball stars like Alexa Chitra Strange and Marina Cvetanova for the exhibition match ~<br>Chennai, February 15th 2019: In a bid to promote women’s volleyball in India, RuPay Pro Volleyball League organizers on Friday announced an All-Star Women Volleyball match to be played on the day of the finals, i.e., 22nd February at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.<br>The match will serve as a platform to showcase the Indian women volleyball talent on national television and will be played between Team Blue and Team Yellow. Alexa Chitra Strange, a presenter for the league, will represent Team Blue. She plays as a Universal and is also a professional beach volleyball player playing on the Association of Volleyball Professionals League (AVP). Slovenia’s Marina Cvetanova, an attacker, will be playing for the Team Yellow.<br>The match will be played in best-of-three sets format with 15 points each. The rules will remain the same as the league with Super Point and Super Serve being valid during the match.<br>Joy Bhattacharjya, CEO, Pro Volleyball League, said, “It is a milestone moment for us as this will be the first ever Women’s All-Star match in India for any other sport league except cricket. Though, it is an exhibition match, in the longer run we want to have a full-fledged women’s volleyball league in place. It is going to be really entertaining for the television audience.”<br>Mr. Ramavtar Singh Jakhar, former India International player and current Secretary General, Volleyball Federation of India welcomed this development and said, “The league has given a platform to the men to display their talent and is helping them trace the journey from players to becoming stars. We wish to do the same for the women in the game, as it is very crucial for both to grow the sport overall.”<br><br>The match will be broadcasted live on Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 and will be streamed live on Sony LIV on 22nd Feb from 1700 HRS onwards.
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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