Volleyball Federation of India – the governing body for the Olympic sport in India, announced the inaugural season of the Indian Volleyball League (IVL) in partnership with Eurosport India – Discovery Network’s premium sports brand.
Volleyball, a fast-paced exciting sport enjoys popularity across India and with Eurosport India as the official global broadcasters of IVL, Indian Volleyball is set to make rapid strides both in India as well as the international markets. Audiences will also be able to LIVE stream the league at discovery+ app.
The IVL, tentatively scheduled to kick-start around June-July 2022, will be the premier volleyball league in the country, sanctioned both by the Asian Volleyball Confederation and International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).
The IVL also proposes to have six to eight new franchise’s representing various cities across India. The teams will have a mix of top players from the Indian national team along with talented players from various states as well as a host of top international players in its roster for the inaugural season.
Ruchir Jain, Head of Eurosport India and Distribution-South Asia, Discovery, Inc. said, “It’s been our constant endeavour to build communities for all sports alike, and now to have volleyball in our roster is a proud moment. We are delighted to be playing a role in popularizing the fast-paced exciting sport of volleyball across India and helping Indian volleyball reach to sports fans across the globe. The Indian Volleyball League is definitely the future that the sport deserves, and we are not only excited to play our part in this but also would commend the Volleyball Federation of India for their vision in making Indian volleyball truly global in nature.”
The proposed Indian Volleyball League will be an annual feature in the global volleyball calendar and will soon announce the process of applying for the ownership of new franchises through the official website of the Indian Volleyball League and Volleyball Federation of India.
“It is a momentous occasion for Indian Volleyball, and we are thrilled to have a globally respected brand like Discovery on board with us. We are sure they will help us take the league to places and together we aim to uplift the standard of the sport in the near future as one of top international volleyball leagues globally,” said Achyuta Samanta, president of Volleyball Federation of India.