As it’s House Kabaddi this week, we thought it might be a good idea if you knew the rules – so if you’re playing, you’ll know what to do; and if you’re watching the games, you’ll have a better clue as to what’s going on.  So here’s what it’s all about…

 

  • At the start, seven players from each side take the field
  • Match duration:  Five-minutes.
  • The ‘Raider’: One who enters the court of the opponent is the raider.
  • Every player in whose court the raid is being made is known as the ‘defender’.
  • The defenders MUST act as a team and link hands throughout the attack
  •  A raider must intend to get an opponent player out by touching him/her and then returning successfully to their court within 30 seconds of the start of the raid.
  • Each raid is restricted to 30 seconds.
  • Teams take turns to be raiders and defenders
  • When the raider crosses the line of the defending team, touches an opponent and gets back to their court, it is known as a successful raid and scores one point.
  • If a raider does not score any points or lose any points during the raid, the raid will be treated as unproductive or empty raid for his/her team.
  • If a defender or defenders block the raider and do not allow him/her to get back to his court, it is known as holding the raider, and the raider is declared out. One point is awarded to the defending team.
  • The team with the highest score after five minutes is declared the winner