WHAT IS KABADDI IN BANGLADESH?
Kabaddi is the national sports of Bangladesh- a contact team sport that originated in ancient India in Tamil Nadu. Informally, Kabaddi is known as Ha-Du-Du, or the ‘game of rural Bengal’, and is played with varying rules depending on where it is being played. It is also popular in other parts of the world where there are Indian and Pakistani communities such as in the United Kingdom.
Played by two competing teams, although each 토토 teams consists of twelve players, only seven members of each team will be on the court at one time. While the rest of the members wait for their turn. This sport is an outdoor activity played on a rectangular court of 12.5 by 10 meters in size, which is divided in two by a white line. The object of Kabaddi is to touch or capture depending on whether your side is playing defense or offense. The Kabaddi game lasts for approximately twenty minutes during each half with five minutes for players to take a breather and change sides.
A single player on offense is called “raider”. The role of raider is to run into the opposing team’s half of a court. Before the raider runs to the opposite team he must first take a deep breathe and then in that one breath try and touch as many of the players on the opposite team as possible, while chanting, before heading back to his side. Every player that the raider touches is then considered out. While the challenging team’s aim is to try and capture the raider. If they are successful in capturing the raider and preventing him from going back to his team before his one breath is up, he will be considered out.
There are two major disciplines of kabaddi: the CIRCLE STYLE, comprises traditional forms of the sport that are played on a circular field outdoors, while the STANDARD STYLE, played on a rectangular court indoors, is the discipline played in major professional leagues and international competitions such as the Asian Games. Read more…