9 groups to compete in Chennai, serve-off on February 15
The third version of India’s RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23 is about to begin on February 15 and the complete season shall be performed in Chennai. A brand new franchise has been added to the league. With the arrival of rookies Delhi Toofans, the variety of collaborating groups has risen to 9.
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The complete 2024 season of the Prime Volleyball League shall be staged on the SDAT multi-purpose 5,000-seater indoor stadium in Chennai, the capital of India’s southernmost state Tamil Nadu. Chennai can be residence to one of many franchises collaborating within the league, Chennai Blitz.
The primary stage of PVL 2024 shall be performed in a single round-robin format. A complete of 36 matches shall be performed from February 15 by March 10 to find out the ultimate common season standings. In line with the PVL guidelines, each common season sport is performed in 5 units. A 5-0 victory brings the winners three factors in the direction of the standings. Every other win brings two factors.
Within the opening match on February 15 at 18:30 native time (13:00 UTC), hosts Chennai Blitz will tackle defending 2023 champions Ahmedabad Defenders. Within the second match later that day, 2023 runners-up Bengaluru Torpedoes will problem 2022 champions Kolkata Thunderbolts. Newcomers Delhi Toofans, the primary collaborating group from northern India, will make their debut on February 16 with a sport in opposition to final season’s rookies Mumbai Meteors. Calicut Heroes, Hyderabad Black Hawks and Kochi Blue Spikers are the opposite three groups to affix the common season motion.
The PVL shall be additional expanded by the introduction of the so-called Tremendous 5s. It’s the second stage of the season, wherein the highest 5 groups from the primary stage will battle it out within the 10 matches of one other single round-robin. The Tremendous 5s shall be performed from March 11 by 18.
The group ending the Tremendous 5s on high of the standings will earn a direct ticket to the ultimate on March 21. The groups ending second and third will transfer on to fulfill one another in a semifinal match, known as Eliminator, to be performed on March 19. The winner of the semifinal will even progress to the ultimate.
So the complete season will function a complete of 48 matches, constituting a 55% enhance in comparison with final yr’s 31.
As in 2023, the 2024 PVL champions will even earn the suitable to symbolize the host nation India on the 2024 FIVB Volleyball Males’s Membership World Championship.
“One factor we at all times need to do is add contemporary new parts to our league annually to extend our engagement with the followers,” mentioned Pleasure Bhattacharjya, CEO of RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23. “The addition of a group from the north was step one in that path, and the introduction of the Tremendous 5s offers a unique dimension to the competitors. A whole lot of groups have additionally opted for worldwide coaches and they’re going to carry a contemporary new perspective to Indian volleyball. The followers are absolutely in for a deal with this season.”
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