In the 1st South Asian Invitational Men's Volleyball Championship, held in Kathmandu/Nepal, Maldives Volleyball team had won against Nepal, with 3-0 sets and secured a place in to the finals with Sri Lanka. Maldives won the match against Nepal with 25 – 17, 25 – 19 and 25 – 22 in three straight sets. The Volleyball team of Maldives finished the round in second place with 6 points. In the last round robin match of the championship, Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan 25-20, 25-22, 25-13 and finished on top of the table with nine points. The final between Sri Lanka and Maldives will be played on the 15th of July 2013 at the National Sports Council Hall in Kathmandu/ Nepal.
Maldives Olympic Committee congratulates the Maldives Volleyball team for making all the way to the finals and hopes for a glorious victory in the finals.