The Prime Volleyball League season 2 will be held across three cities Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi from February 4 to March 5.
Kolkata Thunderbolts triumphed in the inaugural season defeating Ahmedabad Defenders 15-13, 15-10, 15-12.
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TEAMS TAKING PART IN PVL 2
There are total of eight teams participating in PVL 2023 namely- Calicut Heroes, Kochi Blue Spikers, Ahmedabad Defenders, Hyderabad Black Hawks, Chennai Blitz, Bengaluru Torpedoes, Kolkata Thunderbolt and Mumbai Meteors.
FORMAT AND RULES
The match takes place in a shortened format with the first team to reach 15 points wins the set, even if the difference is of one point.
In the round-robin league phase, each team will go up against the other seven teams and every match will consist of five sets. A 5-0 win earns the team three points, while any other win brings in two points. If there is a tie in points, the total number of sets won will determine the teams’ position.
At the end of the league phase, the top four teams enter the semifinals and the winners advance to the finals where they play for the title. The knockout games will see a best-of-five format, i.e. the first team to win three sets will win the match.
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Super Point and Super Serve
Super point, offers the team calling a chance to double their points. However, if that team loses the rally, the opponent wins two points. To use a Super Point, a team must call before it reaches 11 points in the set.
Super Serve is when a team aces the serve with the ball landing on the opponent’s court without anyone touching, earns the serving team two points.
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