India's star shuttler PV Sindhu has extended her support to Pro Volleyball League. The Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler has joined hands with Volleyball League to support the game in the country. The Pro Volleyball League has also acquired the services of American volleyball legend and two-time Olympic medallist David Lee. Lee will also be part of the inaugural edition. Both the stars shot for a promotional video, along with some of India's best players to serve as a build-up to the league, which will commence from February 2019.
On the association, Sindhu stated, "I have grown up to stories of my parents playing volleyball and representing their teams and country at various events.. It is a very high-energy and spectator-friendly sport. The Pro Volleyball League will be a much-needed shot in the arm for the sport and with the likes of David Lee coming on board it will be a great opportunity for all the players here to learn from their experience," she added.
Lee has been a household name in the sport of volleyball. He has played the sport professionally in over seven countries, and has won multiple championships. With a height of 6ft 8 inches, the Alpine-born player is well known for his blocking abilities. "I think the league will help grow the sport in the country and improve the skill set of the players by leaps and bounds. I have played professional volleyball across the globe and I am really looking forward to a new challenge here in India," opined Lee.
The Pro Volleyball league will also see some of the top Indian players, for instance: Mohan Ukkrapandian, Ranjit Singh, Akhin Jas, Deepesh Sinha, Gurinder Singh and Prabhagarn and others.
Mohan, current captain of the Indian Volleyball Team, is one of the best setters in Asia and has been part of the Indian team for almost a decade.
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