The Ahmedabad Defenders are ready to start their campaign against the Hyderabad Black Hawks at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi on February 4, 2019 in the RuPay Pro Volley League League.
Ahmedabad Defenders will draw on his experience with GR Vaishnav and Gurinder Singh of the formed India national team and Serbian International Novika Bjelica up the ranks.
Carson Clark Captain Blackhawks Hyderabad. – PVL modes
Speaking on the eve of his first match as captain of Ahmedabad Defenders, Ranjit Singh said, “I feel the league gives an opportunity for all the players to showcase what we are capable of to a larger audience. For our first match, I think we have a slight advantage because our team is more experienced and that plays a key role.”
The league, an initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India, began on February 2 as Kochi Blue Spikers beat U Mumba Volley 4-1 on day one.
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The Black Hawks Hyderabad will have a point to establish themselves as the youngest team in the league with over five players under the age of 23.
Skipper Carson Clark felt the league was very exciting and different from anything he had experienced before. “The format is really interesting and nothing is known to us from the start so all we can do is focus on ourselves and the way we approach the game. We are all very excited for the first match and the team will improve after each match. We must not forget that the main focus is to win the championship in the end. “. Clark said.
Six franchises will compete for the RuPay Pro Volleyball League title in the first edition. Ahmedabad Defenders is owned by Bonhomie Sports Event Mgmt. Ltd. , Calicut Heroes in Kerala is owned by Beacon Sports while Chennai Spartans is owned by Chennai Spartans Pvt. Ltd. U Mumba Volley is owned by U Sports, which also owns a team in the Kabaddi League while Agile Entertainment Pvt owns Black Hawks Hyderabad Limited. Ltd. Thomas Muthoot owns the Kochi franchise called the Kochi Blue Spikers.
The match will be broadcast live on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 3 and will be broadcast live on SONY LIV from 7:00 PM IST on February 4, 2019.