The highly anticipated Premier Handball League (PHL) 2023 season1 will finally take place this year, and fans are eager to find out its start date, schedule, teams along with all the other details of the competition.
The PHL will be India’s first-ever professional handball league and the inaugural season will feature six teams.
Indian Premier Handball League (PHL) 2023 schedule, date, time, teams list, format, venue, live streaming telecast
The @Ahf__official has announced their support for the Premier Handball League. This is a huge step forward for the league, and a testament to the hard work and dedication of all involved. Let’s keep the momentum going and continue to grow this amazing sport! pic.twitter.com/RSQUdEl4mj
— PHLIndia (@PHLIndia) March 19, 2023
Meet the first team in the Premier Handball League – Maharashtra Ironmen! This team hails from the tough soil of Maharashtra and is ready to take on this handball revolution with their strength & determination.#MaharashtraIronmen #PremierHandballLeague #PHLIndia pic.twitter.com/9b702EYWnN
— PHLIndia (@PHLIndia) March 21, 2023
Much to the delight of Indian fans and players, the International Handball Federation has recognised India as the next big destination for Handball.
Premier Handball League (PHL) 2023 season 1
Bluesport Entertainment Pvt Ltd under the guidance of the Handball Federation of India (HFI) has the exclusive license rights of the PHL. Although the sport was initially launched in 2020, the COVID pandemic delayed the event.
The organizers launched the league to provide commercial viability and a complete makeover to Indian handball. The PHL is the first-of-its-kind competition, and is associated with the South Asian Handball Federation, which is backed by the Asian Handball Federation and the International Handball Federation.
PHL 2023 Format
The PHL season 1 will feature six teams battling it out in a round-robin format consisting of 30 matches. Following this round, the teams will then battle in three knockout matches, which will determine the ultimate champion.
The six teams will play 33 matches across a span of over 18 days, with each team playing a minimum of 10 matches each. Every team will have 17 players in their squads, where 14 of those players need to be Indian players and three foreigners.
Premier Handball League 2023 teams
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PHL 2023 season 1 start and end date
The start date for the highly anticipated inaugural season of the Premier Handball League has been confirmed as 8th June 2023, and will go on until 25th June 2023.
PHL 2023 season 1 match timings in IST
The Premier Handball League PHL matches will being from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM IST.
How to watch PHL 2023 season 1 live broadcast in India
Fans in India can watch the live broadcast of the PHL 2023 season 1 on Viacom18 channels – Sports 18-1 (HD & SD) and Sports 18 Khel.
PHL 2023 live stream in India
Meanwhile, fans can watch the live streaming of the PHL 2023 season 1 on the JioCinema app and website.
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