In order to make the volleyball game more attractive and competitive the Federation has come forward with a new concept on the lines of IPL Cricket and English Premier League and introduced Indian Volley League (IVL) involving all the top players in the country with maximum benefits to the players.
The inaugural year will see six teams i.e. Hyderabad Chargers, Karnataka Bulls, Yanam Tigers, Chennai Spikers, Maratha Warriors & Kerala Killers will vie for top honours and the same will be played at four different centres as per the following programme:
1. 29th May – 2nd June Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru 2. 4th to 8th June Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium Chennai 3. 12th to 16th June YSR Indoor Stadium, Yanam 4. 20th to 24th June L.B.Stadium, Hyderabad
Arrangements are being made for LIVE TELECAST of all the matches with Doordarshan and the same will be telecasted at 3pm, 5pm & 7pm on all match days. All the top players of the country will be seen in action.
The expert committee of the Federation has selected sixty players from the Youth, Junior and Senior category and left the choice of two players to the respective franchisees.
The IVL Committee will have Mr. V.Ravikanth Reddy, former Captain/Setter of the Indian team and an Arjuna Awardee as its Chairman, Mr.Nanda Kumar as Secretary and Mr.G.E.Sridharan as Co-ordinator .
Padmashri Dr.B.Sivanthi Adityan, President, VFI, Mr.K.Murugan, Secretary General, VFI, Mr.A.Ramana Rao, Associate Secretary (Teams) and Mr.Rathin Roy Chaudhury, Associate Secretary (Events) are the members of the core advisory committee.