Men's Volleyball. The India men's national volleyball team represents India in international volleyball competitions which is managed by Volleyball Federation of India. The Indian senior men's team is ranked 46th in the world. Women's Volleyball
The Indian volleyball men's team was ranked 34th in 2014, their best in the world, they also managed to win a gold medal eighth gold medal at 2016 South Asian Games, but just as it seemed that the sport was picking up again, an internal dispute in the VFI meant that it was banned from the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) for two years till 2018.
The Game. Following the decision of the FIVB Board of Administration, the new World Ranking system will be implemented from 1 February 2020 and will take into account all results from 1 January 2019. However, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games grouping, the previous World Ranking will be applied, based on the rankings as of 31 January 2020.
This is why the ranking of Indian men’s and women’s volleyball team is not that impressive. Indian men’s team, with a total of 20 points are 34th in the world out of 127 nations.
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Volleyball is a sport played all over India, both in rural as well as urban India. It is a popular recreation sport. India was ranked 5th in Asia, and 27th in the world in 2013. Doing well in the youth and junior levels, in second in the 2003 World Youth Championships. Currently, a major problem for the sport is the lack of sponsors.
India women also won golds at both the 2016 and 2019 editions of the South Asian Games. Indian volleyball in recent years. The general popularity of volleyball in India declined in the years to follow as in-fighting within federations coincided with the death of Jimmy George in an accident in 1987.
The Beach Volleyball tournament is one of its kind Volleyball Tournament in India. Rather than normal courts, it has a smaller court and thus only two players in each team. The Tournament now in its 18th Edition allows two teams from states. The tournament follows a League-cum-Knockout format. Participating teams are divided into various groups.
Important Information. Due to the global pandemic crisis, the inactive teams were exceptionally not sanctioned with -50 points in 2020; Due to the global pandemic crisis, events taking place outside of the official national team season calendar dates will exceptionally count towards the Senior World Ranking in 2021.