Vijay Deverakonda's presence adds glamour to volleyball match in Hyderabad

~ Vijay Deverakonda is co-owner of the Hyderabad Black Hawks ~

Hyderabad, February 18th, 2023: The Telugu film star Vijay Deverakonda attended the RuPay Prime Volleyball League match between Chennai Blitz and the home team Hyderabad Black Hawks at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.  The 'Arjun Reddy' star, who is a co-owner of the volleyball franchise, spoke on his reasons for association with the Black Hawks' - and talked about his love for the sport.

"I love volleyball and I love Hyderabad. This league is going to be one of the most-watched leagues in the country. It is going to be a massive source of entertainment. It will have a loyal following. It seemed like a smart business decision. And my love for the city and love for the sport made me do it," Vijay said.

"What I love about volleyball is it's super aggressive. It involves smashes, the dives. It's a very quick-moving game. Every five minutes there are turns and changes. In school, we all really idolised the attackers. It's a really cool game to follow and one of the biggest sports to follow in the world," he added.

Predicting the future of the league, Vijay said: "RuPay Prime Volleyball League is going to be one of the biggest leagues of volleyball across the world in terms of audience and in terms of players."

The RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23 will be telecast LIVE on Sony Sports Ten 1 (English), Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi), Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) & Sony Sports Ten 2 (Malayalam) channels in India and will be streamed on Volleyball World TV outside the Indian subcontinent, starting February 4, Saturday.

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About RuPay Prime Volleyball League   

RuPay Prime Volleyball league powered by A23 is India's only private sports league in India. After successfully completing Season 1 in February 2022, the league is back with Season 2. Season 2 of RuPay Prime Volleyball League is scheduled to take place between 4th February - 5th March 2023. This will also be the first time the league will feature in front of passionate sports fans across Bengaluru, Hyderabad & Kochi. For PVL Season 2, the commercial arm of the global body of Volleyball (Fédération Internationale de Volley Ball, FIVB), Volleyball World has joined hands with PVL coming on board as the International streaming partners in a multiyear association. Sony Sports Network continues to be the host broadcaster & the fans are looking forward to the exciting 31 games to be played in Season 2 of RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23. 

About RuPay 

RuPay, the flagship product of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) came on board last year as the title sponsor of the Prime Volleyball League and has acquired the title sponsorship rights for three years. 

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