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Prime Volleyball League to be held at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad

New Delhi, Jan 24: With the country grappling with the third wave of the pandemic, the organisers of the RuPay Prime Volleyball league has taken the call to shift the tournament from Kochi to Hyderabad.

The tournament will now be held at the famous Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, where a number of big sporting events have been organized in the past. The league will be held between 05 February 2022 to 27 February 2022, the fixtures for the competition will shortly be announced.

The health and safety of all the personnel involved in the competition is the number one priority for the management and therefore the competition will be held in a robust bio-bubble and the league organizers will ensure that all protocols are strictly being followed inside the bubble.

Speaking about the development, Tuhin Mishra, Co-Founder & MD, Baseline Ventures, said, "We were really looking forward to hosting the RuPay Prime Volleyball League in Kochi, however, after reviewing the rising Covid-19 situation in Kerala and constant discussions with various authorities, we came to the conclusion that it would be best for everyone if we move the venue to Hyderabad.

"There is a strong interest for volleyball in Hyderabad and therefore it was a simple choice for us once we decided to change the venue. We are working with the Telangana State authorities to ensure all protocols are followed and we conduct a smooth sporting event. We hope that all players and support staff have a fantastic competition in Hyderabad. We would also like to thank the Kerala State Authorities and the great team at Regional Sports Centre for their support and understanding through this period."

Joy Bhattacharya, CEO, RuPay Prime Volleyball League said, "Hyderabad has always had a great sporting culture and therefore we are delighted to organize the RuPay Prime Volleyball League in the city. We have waited a long time to provide a platform to all talented volleyball players from around the world to showcase their talent and hence we cannot wait for the competition to begin. All the players are eagerly waiting to shine for their respective teams and we are doing everything to ensure a safe and successful tournament is organised. I would also like to thank all the teams and our partners for their support in reaching this decision."

The Prime Volleyball League will feature a total of 24 matches.

Prime Volleyball League Telecast details:

PVL will get underway on February 5

The tournament will be telecast Live on SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) and SONY TEN 4 (Tamil and Telugu).

Source: Media Release

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Story first published: Monday, January 24, 2022, 12:27 [IST]
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