Sri Lanka to host second Central Asian Challenge Cup Volleyball Tournament
Sri Lanka is set to welcome teams from six Asian countries for the 2nd Central Asian Challenge Cup, an event organized by the Central Asian Volleyball Association. The tournament will take place from October 9 to 15 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.
The participating teams include host Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Uzbekistan. Notably, this marks Saudi Arabia’s debut appearance in the tournament, adding to the excitement.
The tournament’s festivities will commence with a grand opening ceremony on October 9 at 3 PM, graced by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. The week-long competition will conclude on October 15 with the finals and a closing ceremony at 3 PM, featuring the participation of Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Roshan Ranasinghe.
Throughout the seven-day event, fans can expect to witness a total of 18 matches, with 15 of them being league matches. The Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, the event’s organizer, has announced plans to award trophies and medals to the champions, runners-up, and third-place team, with gold, silver, and bronze medals up for grabs.
Additionally, eight special awards will recognize players who excel in various categories, including Most Valuable Player, Best Outside Spiker, Best Middle Blocker, Best Opposite, Best Setter, Best Attacker, Best Receiver, and Best Libero. This tournament represents the second edition of the Central Asian
Challenge Cup, following its inaugural event in 2021 in Bangladesh, where Sri Lanka emerged as the champions, delivering an outstanding performance. The Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation has worked diligently to ensure that volleyball fans across the country can enjoy the thrilling matches free of charge. Furthermore, the opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast live on television, with more details to be announced by the federation’s media team in the near future.
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