The Indian kabaddi games have created a stir in the international scenario. It has drawn the attention of the sports enthusiasts even from the western nations! Kabaddi has originated in Indian states and we Indians we not only mastered the sport on mat but also mastered kabaddi fantasy game of 11wickets.com.
With time and western influence, Indian people started leaning towards cricket and football. But this changed in the year 2014 when organizers announced Indian kabaddi league. Kabaddi fans across the world went crazy, and online kabaddi games became an instant hit in multiple countries, especially in India.
Initially, Indian fantasy kabaddi did not do well in the international market. In fact, it took them two seasons to see the limelight in those market. But now at the 7th season kabaddi game have a huge fan base across the world and we Indians couldn’t be any happier.
Following are the rules of kabaddi played on mat which everyone should be aware of before playing the kabaddi fantasy league games.
Number of players
Each team consists of no more than 12 players with only 7 taking to the field at any one time.
Category of kabaddi matches
Because of the physical nature of Kabaddi, matches categorize in age and weight categories.
Supervisors of a kabaddi match
There are six officials looking after each Kabaddi match. The officials comprise of a referee, a scorer, two assistant scorers and two umpires.
The duration of the match is two halves of 20 minutes with a half time break of 5 minutes.
At the start of a Kabaddi match, there is a coin toss with the winner having the choice as to whether to have the first raid or not. In second half of match, the team that did not raid first begin second half with a raid.
Winning a point by raider
To win a point when raiding, the raider must take a breath. And he must run into the opposition’s half. Tag one or more members of the opposing team. At last return to their own half of the pitch before inhaling again.
To prove that another breath hasn’t been taken, the rider must continue to repeatedly yell the word ‘Kabaddi’. Failure to do this, even for just a moment means that the rider must return to their own side of the court without points and the opposite team is awarded a point for a successful defense play.
Preventing the raiders of opposition
The team being raided is defending, and the players must prevent the raiders from tagging them and returning back over the halfway line. Whilst in defense, a team may score a point by successfully preventing the raider returning to their own half after tagging them. Raiders may only be grabbed by their limbs or torso, not by their hair, clothes or anywhere else, and defenders are not permitted to cross the centerline.
Each team will take turns in raiding and defending. Following halftime, the two teams switch sides of the court and the team who defended first in the first half begin the second half by raiding. The game continues in this way until the time is up. Further, the team with the most points at the end of the match is the winner.
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