Hyderabad, 25 February 2022: With the RuPay Prime Volleyball League catching the imagination of sports fans from all corners of the country, the founding partners of Prime Volleyball League have decided to announce the Kerala Premier Volleyball League, which will be a Kerala-based state volleyball league. The competition will consist of teams from the districts and will be organized in the second half of the current year. The announcement of the tournament was made ahead of the second RuPay Prime Volleyball League Semi-Final match on Friday. This state league will be exclusively marketed by Baseline Ventures.
Each of the teams can also select a limited number of players from another state or abroad for the volleyball league. The organizers of the Kerala Premier Volleyball League have already initiated discussions with television channels to broadcast the league. It will also be telecast on an OTT platform.
The larger vision for the Prime Volleyball League India Pvt. Ltd is to set up various volleyball leagues in a host of states across India to provide a platform for volleyball players at the grassroots level. The region-based leagues will also be utilized to scout and developed players, who can go on to play in the apex RuPay Prime Volleyball League.
Kerala has been a breeding ground for talented volleyball players for several decades and has produced many legendary volleyball players, and given the love for the sport in this state, it is only fitting for the first region-based league to begin in the state of Kerala.
Speaking about the development, Tuhin Mishra, Co-Founder & MD, Baseline Ventures said, “It has been absolutely overwhelming to see the response the RuPay Prime Volleyball League has received in the last couple of weeks and we would like volleyball mania to continue throughout the year. I am delighted to announce that a number of region-based volleyball leagues will be conducted in India, with the first of them being the Kerala Premier Volleyball League. We have seen many talented players dazzle audiences in the ongoing RuPay Prime Volleyball League and I am sure that there are many more such talents that we will find through the Kerala Premier Volleyball League.”
Owner of Kochi Blue Spikers, Mr Thomas Muthoot said, “Muthoot Pappachan Group is committed to support and promote volleyball in India. In Kerala, the sport is well connected to the grassroots and has a rich legacy of producing outstanding players for the nation. The Kerala Premier League will create a big platform for volleyball talents, especially from the state, as we believe the league to be a game changer in popularising the sport. Our association with KPL gives us another opportunity to positively influence the growth of players by providing them with a perfect platform to excel. The formation of KPL and our patronage to it is a part of our efforts to create sustainable development of volleyball in India.”
MD of Beacon Infotech & Calicut Heroes Co-owner Safeer PT said, “Volleyball has been one of the most popular sports in Kerala for a long time and therefore we are ecstatic to announce that the volleyball players in Kerala, especially the youngsters, will get a tremendous opportunity to showcase their skills in the Kerala Premier Volleyball League. We cannot wait to unearth the wealth of talented volleyball players through the tournament and also grow and evolve the sport of volleyball further in the state of Kerala. The Kerala league will also give a platform to a lot of volleyball players from Kerala who couldn’t get selected in the ongoing PVL as a total of only around 84 Indians could get selected & this local league will now help a lot of the players to become famous not only in Kerala but throughout the country”
The dates and the venue of the Kerala Premier Volleyball League will be announced soon.