FIVB holds meeting with VFI, PVL owners

FIVB sent its representatives to New Delhi for a series of discussions with officials of Baseline Ventures, VFI and owners of PVL on Thursday.

Jerome Vinith of Calicut Heroes in action against U Mumba Volley in PVL 2019.   -  FILE PHOTO/R. RAGU

 

The Volleyball Federation of India had quite a few issues pending with Baseline Ventures, co-owner of Pro Volleyball League, which had put a question mark on the second edition of the league scheduled in 2020.

Worried over the developments, the international body of volleyball (FIVB) sent its representatives to New Delhi and held a series of discussions with officials of Baseline Ventures, VFI and owners of PVL on Thursday.

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Those who attended the meeting include S. Vasudevan, President of VFI, Ramavtar Singh Jakhar, Secretary, VFI, Fabio Azevedo, FIVB General Director, Luis Alexandre Pontes Rodrigues, FIVB Director Asia and Oceania, Stephen Bock, FIVB Head of Legal Department, Hitesh Malhotra, FIVB Technical and Development Department and employees of Baseline Ventures, Tuhin Mishra and Joy Bhattacharjya.

Plenty of issues were discussed including the evaluation of the 2019 season: PVL, national team programme (senior men's team, u-23 men's team), VFI roadmap and VFI governance matters.

"All issues were cordially discussed. We are very hopeful of a positive outcome. A media announcement will probably be made in Mumbai in the first week of November,” said a VFI official.