Volleyball in India

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Volleyball in India
Country India
Governing body Volleyball Federation of India
National team India

Volleyball is a sport played all over India, both in rural as well as urban India. It is a popular recreation sport. India is ranked 5th in Asia, and 27th in the world. Doing well in the youth and junior levels, India came in second in the 2003 World Youth Championships. Currently, a major problem for the sport is the lack of sponsors. The Indian senior men's team is currently ranked 39th in the world.[1]

A league has been started in India for volleyball with six teams participating in four round robin format at four different venues (Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Yanam), i.e. one round at one venue. It is called Indian Volley League. The teams come from Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Yanam and two state teams Karnataka and Kerala.

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  1. ^ Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). "FIVB World Rankings". Retrieved 2013-01-11. 

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