Tehran selected as centralized venue for Iran volleyball league
TEHRAN – Tehran, the capital city of Iran, has been selected to host the remaining matches of the 2020/21 Iran Volleyball Super League.
At a seminar held on Monday in Iran’s Olympic Academy in Tehran, headed by the Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation (IRIVF) president Mohammadreza Davarzani, the clubs’ representatives made decision on the league future.
The Iran league was postponed on Oct. 10 in order to cut chain of coronavirus’ spread and now the clubs and league’s organizers have reached a joint decision to continue the league in Tehran.
“Iran national volleyball team have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and the team will have to participate in the Volleyball Nations League as well and we didn’t have enough time to postpone the league. So, we have to finish our league ahead of the competitions,” Davarzani said.
The remaining matches of the first half of the season will be held simultaneously in three venues in Tehran. The games must be played every 15 days until the end of the first half of the season.
The second half of the season phase was scheduled to be held in five weeks in a centralized venue.
At the end of the preliminary round, eight teams will qualify for the final round. In this stage, the first team will take on the eighth-placed side, the second team play seventh-placed, the third-placed meet sixth-placed and the fourth-placed team take on the side lying fifth.
A total of 14 teams are participating in the 31st edition of Iran volleyball league and Foolad Sirjan sit top of the standing after Matchweek 7.