Mumbai, November 3: Rio Olympics silver medalist and current world no. 2 badminton player P. V. Sindhu joined hands with the Pro Volleyball League as an evangelist to support the sport in India. The Pro Volleyball League also signed up American volleyball legend and 2-time Olympic medalist David Lee, who will be part of the inaugural edition of the league. Both the stars shot for a promotional video, along with some of India’s best players in the build-up to the league that will be played in February 2019.
Sindhu’s affinity to Volleyball comes naturally as both her parents have played at the highest level. Her father, Ramana, was a member of the Indian volleyball team that won the bronze medal in 1986 Seoul Asian Games. He received the Arjuna Award in 2000 for his contribution to the sport. Sindhu’s mother Vijaya also played the sport at the national level representing the Railways.
Two-time Olympic medalist and World Cup winning American player David 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.
The Pro Volleyball league will also witness the participation of some of the top Indian players like Mohan Ukkrapandian , Ranjit Singh, Akhin Jas, Deepesh Sinha, Gurinder Singh and Prabhagarn to name a few. 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 now.