Prime Volleyball League Season 2 kicks off in Bengaluru as Kolkata Thunderbolts face hosts Bengaluru Torpedoes


Because the stage is about for one more thrilling season of RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23, all of the staff captains together with match organisers addressed a press convention on Friday on the Renaissance Resort in Bangalore, Karnataka. Amid the widespread craze among the many followers to witness reside volleyball motion within the metropolis, RuPay Prime Volleyball League CEO Mr. Pleasure Bhattacharjya spoke on the large success the match has witnessed because the end result of the primary season.

“It’s a very special occasion for us as we begin our second season after a tremendous first season. The league has increased in every way possible. We have Mumbai Meteors joining the pool of teams this year. We have partnered with International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) as well. The Volleyball Club World Cup is set to come to India and the stakes are exponentially higher this season as the winners will get to play in the tournament.

“We have now really upped the sport, and the standard is a lot better this season. We’re set to go for a cracking season and this would be the finest volleyball ever seen in India,” Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya asserted.

This time, the RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23, which is marketed and promoted exclusively by Baseline Ventures, will be spread across three cities – Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kochi, with the final to be played on March 5th in Kochi. Addressing the future plans to sustain the popularity of the sport, Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Baseline Ventures and Co-Promoter of RuPay Prime Volleyball League said, “We are able to anticipate a girls’s league sooner or later. Our goal is to determine the lads’s league for the subsequent few years. Within the meantime, we’re looking for an excellent basket of ladies with a gaggle of 70-100 gamers to kind a core group of gamers. We’re planning to increase our league throughout the Northern area as properly and there are discussions to herald a staff from North India sooner, reasonably than later.”

He also went on to express gratitude to principal sponsors RuPay for their constant support in the journey. “I’ve labored on this business for 23 years. A variety of occasions manufacturers come ahead to companion with you however the relationship is commonly transactional. With delight I can let you know after we approached RuPay, they have been so keen to return ahead – they wished to do much more than simply placing up a brand. What they’re doing for Volleyball is unprecedented in India,” Mr. Tuhin Mishra said.

Representing RuPay, Ms. Lalita Nayak, In-charge Marketing NPCI, also addressed the media on the occasion, as she released a trailer of a 6-episode docuseries titled RuPay Volley Good Culture featuring the volleyball stars. In each episode, the player takes us through their own journey to the biggest stage of volleyball in India. The series also highlights the larger impact RuPay is creating through Prime volleyball league

“We consider volleyball has a far and extensive common attraction and an excellent future in India. Like Volleyball, RuPay is about youthful quickness, vertical leaps in innovation, and a contemporary can-do angle. It is solely pure that we’re companions for the sport. Connecting to the final mile and the City with the agricultural, like NPCI is targeted on rising penetration of digital funds, equally for Volleyball, this yr we supported initiatives to increase the game throughout the North-East area particularly Assam with the Brahmaputra League and the RuPay Volley tradition sequence will hopefully convey extra consideration to the sport at each grassroots and better ranges,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Season 2 of RuPay Prime Volleyball League will see its first match on February 4th with the defending champions Kolkata Thunderbolts facing off against the hosts Bengaluru Torpedoes in what promises to be a cracking contest.

Thunderbolts Captain Ashwal Rai, who led the team to the trophy in the first season, spoke on the upcoming encounter and said, “We’re able to face our opponents. We have now skilled properly and we all know the gamers properly who’re current within the opposition staff. There isn’t any strain of being defending champions, nevertheless it appears like a privilege. And we’ll hope to carry out just like the Champions.”

Bengaluru Torpedoes Captain Pankaj Sharma also spoke on the upcoming match and said that the presence of the home crowd will give a major boost to his team in the match, “We have now labored laborious within the coaching periods. We’re the house staff and we’re assured the presence of followers in Bengaluru will assist us go previous a troublesome staff like Kolkata Thunderbolts. We hope to get off the mark in a great way.”

The league shall be telecast LIVE on Sony Sports activities Ten 1 (English), Sony Sports activities Ten 3 (Hindi), Sony Sports activities Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) & Sony Sports activities Ten 2 (Malayalam) channels in India and shall be streamed on Volleyball World TV outdoors the Indian subcontinent, beginning February 4, Saturday.


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