Big names set to participate in Khelo India Senior Women Volleyball League
Khel Today Bureau
New Delhi: The success of the ongoing Khelo India Women’s Sports leagues across various age categories and sports is set to transcend to the sport of Volleyball. The Eastern Railway Indoor Stadium in Behala, Kolkata, shall be the host for the upcoming Khelo India Senior Women’s Volleyball League, scheduled from August 29 to September 5.
Sports Authority of India, with full support from the Railway Sports Promotion Board (Ministry of Railways), is conducting the tournament which will feature a total of 7 teams and quite a few big names from Indian Volleyball. The Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, have allocated a total budget of Rs 16 Lakh for the competition, which includes Rs 6.50 Lakh worth of prize money.
A total of 25 matches will be played during the course of the league-cum-knockout competition in Kolkata. Current Indian Women’s Volleyball team captain, Nirmal Tanwar, who is a 2016 and 2019 South Asian Games gold medallist, is one of the big names participating in the tournament. “Having to shoot the volleys at India’s first ever Khelo India Women’s League match is a great honour for us all. We are thrilled to the core and immensely prepared for the exposure that we are about to get. Huge thanks to all the authorities who made this happen,” said the Haryana-based counter attacker, who guided the national team to numerous gold medals in international and national competitions.
Apart from Nirmal, big names like Minimol Abraham, Jini KS, Anusree KP and more are competing in the one-of-its-kind Khelo India competition for senior women’s volleyball players.
List of teams participating:
- Indian Railways Red
- Indian Railways Blue
- Indian Railways Yellow
- SRM University Chennai
- KSEV Trivandrum
- Kerala Police
- Sports Authority of India.