Nepal Volleyball Association signs 10-year Nepal Super League dealAccording to the agreement, NVA will provide technical support as well as manpower, covered halls and arrange domestic and international players for the tournament.
Nepal Volleyball Association (NVA) and Nepal Sports and Event Management (NSEM) inked a deal for Nepal Super League—a franchise volleyball tournament—in men's and women's categories for 10 years.
NVA vice-president Niroj Maskey and NSEM chairman Ashrayata Karki Chaudhary signed the deal at a function in Kathmandu on Tuesday. NSEM, which also organised the franchise-based Nepal Super League football tournament in April and May, will organise a similar kind of volleyball tournament annually for 10 years. There will be seven teams in both male and female categories of the first edition of the game.
According to the agreement, NVA will provide technical support as well as manpower, covered halls and arrange domestic and international players for the tournament. NSEM will take care of the expenses and management of the tournament and give NVA 30 percent of the profit from the event. NSEM will also provide support for hosting NVA Club volleyball championships in both men's and women's categories.
According to NSEM CEO Sudip Sharma, they are planning to host the first edition of the tournament from November 17 to December 17 this year. "We are planning to host the second edition in home and away format from the next edition," said Sharma.
NSEM chairperson Karki Chaudhary said that the main objective of organising the tournament is to help young players develop their skills. NVA vice chairman Maskey said the agreement would be helpful in development and promotion of the game and enhancing professionalism among the players.