The debut release of the Premier Handball League (PHL) will be held from December 24 to January 10, the Handball Federation of India (HFI) said on Sunday. The matches will occur at the Sawan Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The inaugural season will be a 18-day men’s occasion comprising of 30 league matches followed by three knockout games.
The six groups speaking to the six expresses that will partake are Telangana Tigers, UP Icons, Maharashtra Handball Hustlers, KingHawks Rajasthan, Bengal Blues and Punjab Pitbulls. Each group comprises of 14 players and more than 80 players are set to participate in the league.
“This is going to be a significant moment in the Indian handball history as the Premier Handball League will infuse fresh breath to the sport which has immense potential at grassroot level,” said HFI president Arshnapally Jagan Mohan Rao said at the launch of the PHL in Jaipur on Saturday.
“The league will bring exciting competition among the players as well as help build handball as a brand. Handball already enjoys huge popularity globally and as a federation our vision is to create a similar holistic growth story in India too,” he said. IANS
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