Kabaddi is a contact team sport. Played between two teams of seven players, the object of the game is for a single player on offence, referred to as a “raider”, to run into the opposing team’s half of a court, tag out as many of their defenders as possible, and return to their own half of the court, all without being tackled by the defenders, and in a single breath. Points are scored for each player tagged by the raider, while the opposing team earns a point for stopping the raider. Players are taken out of the game if they are tagged or tackled, but can be “revived” for each point scored by their team from a tag or tackle.
It is popular in the Indian subcontinent and other surrounding Asian countries. Although accounts of kabaddi appear in the histories of both ancient India and ancient Sistan, the game was popularized as a competitive sport in the 20th century by India; it is the state game of the Indian States of Andhra Pradesh,Bihar,Haryana,Karnataka,Maharastra,Punjab,Tamil Nadu,Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. It is also the national sport of Bangladesh.
Khelo India 2019 Schedule :
Starting Date : 9, January 2019
Ending Date : 20 , January 2019
Organiser : Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Govt. of India
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