Premier Handball League to start on December 24 in Jaipur

The inaugural season of the Premier Handball League (PHL) will start on the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur on December 24. The match will go on until January 10, 2021, with six franchises competing to win the coveted title.

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Telangana are the states the six groups can be representing. The organizers had deliberate to have two Asians and one European participant in every squad. Sadly, due to the journey restrictions, the franchises will be capable to signal solely Indian gamers for this season.

“Now we have near 80,000 registered gamers taking part in the sport in India. It is a enormous quantity contemplating the presence of the game in India. Handball is an Olympic sport and India is regarded as the subsequent huge factor by worldwide federations when it comes to expertise and alternatives. I really feel PHL has come on the proper time which is able to assist us in our mission for Olympics and construct affect of the game in India,” HFI Vice President Anandeshwar Pandey mentioned.

The match could have 30 league video games, with the highest 4 groups progressing to the knockout stage. The Sawai Man Singh Stadium will host all fixtures of the Premier Handball League.

Over 80 Indian handball gamers to compete in PHL 2020-21

Telangana Tigers, UP Icons, Maharashtra Handball Hustlers, KingHawks Rajasthan, Bengal Blues, and Punjab Pitbulls are the names of the six groups that may take part in PHL 2020-21. Sony Footage Sports activities Community has secured the broadcasting rights for this competitors, whereas FanCode will stream the matches on-line.

“It’s at all times an thrilling prospect to create a platform for athletes and be enablers in a wider scheme of issues whereby the dream is to make sure our athletes making our nation proud on the Olympics,” PHL Promoter Aseem Service provider acknowledged.

The first aim of PHL is to take handball to the subsequent degree in India. Handball Federation of India (HFI), Worldwide Handball Federation, and Asian Handball Federation are additionally related to this competitors, aiming to develop the World No. 32 Indian handball group.

Revealed 06 Dec 2020, 18:26 IST

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