The game of volleyball is all set to test two experimental rules during the under-23 world championships for men and women next month in Brazil and Mexico.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) will test two rules — sets played to 21 points instead of the customary 25 and an interval of 15 seconds between the referee’s whistle and the serve — at these two championships, according to information available on Saturday.

A set (except the deciding fifth set, which remains unchanged) is won by the team which first scores 21 points with a minimum lead of two points and in the case of a 20-20 tie, play is continued until a two-point lead is achieved.

The rule changes are being tested with an eye to modernise the game and make it more appealing for fans. — PTI

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