The IV Leagues are the first franchise-based Volleyball leagues in India initiated by SportzLive and the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI). The leagues, under the aegis of Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), will unleash a Volleyball revolution in the country and will be played in three stages starting this year. Sportz Live and Entertainment ("SLE") has been granted for 10 years the sole and exclusive rights to setup, manage, market and operate the League for Indian Men’s Volleyball, Indian Women's Volleyball and Indian Beach Volleyball.
The IV Leagues will commence with India's first ever All Men's professional volleyball league, followed by a professional Women's volleyball league. India's first uniquely planned Beach volleyball league - a never seen before concept in the country, atleast 4 weeks of enthralling Volleyball action. The three leagues which will have a minimum of 6 city based franchises each, will be played in a round robin format followed by knockout matches, travelling the length and the breadth of the country in a caravan style format. Each team will host a minimum of 2 international players including an international "marquee player" all selected through a draft and on a professional contract and on advice of the Volleyball Federation of India.