Jimmy George (8 March 1955 – 30 November 1987) is often considered one of the greatest volleyball players of all time and was a member of India men’s national volleyball team. He was the first Indian volleyball player to become a professional and played club volleyball in Italy.
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.
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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
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. The ball is usually played with the hands or arms, but players can legally strike or push (short contact) the ball with any part of the body.
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.
The Indian volleyball men’s team was ranked 34th in 2014, its best in the world, 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.