FIVB Challenger Series Beach Volleyball championship from July 15

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Chennai, June 21 (UNI) Big time volleyball comes to this metropolis after a long time when the FIVB Challenger Series Beach Volleyball championship for men and women will be held here, from July 15 to 20.

The International Volleyball Federation has allotted the prestigious championship for the first time to India and Chennai city would have the honour of hosting it, Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) Secretary General K Murugan announced today.

It would be a world ranking event and the players in the rank of 32 and above would participate in the tournament.

The rankings would be decided by the FIVB. Depending upon the entries, qualification matches would be held on July 15 and 16 and the 32-players', main draw for men's and women's team, would be held from July 17 to 20.

The prize money was US Dollar 40,000 for each section and the tournament, to be hosted by Marina Beach Volleyball club, would be telecasted live by DD sports. Preparatory works had already begun for the tournament, Mr Murugan added.

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