Monday, July 28, 2014

Pro Kabaddi League off to a stupendous start

Pro Kabaddi League started off with great fanfare on 26 July 2014 at the NSCI stadium in Mumbai. The show had it all - disco lights, enthusiastic presenters, awesome live TV coverage by Star Sports, biggest celebrities of India and of course the real superstars - the kabaddi players themselves.

The list of celebrities included Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Sachin Tendulkar and many more.

Here is a pic of the event.


An important force behind this league is Mr. Anand mahindra (CMD of Mahindra group) who is supporting the league in his personal capacity.

Pro Kabaddi League ... just what kabaddi needed

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has commenced from 26 July 2014. It is a great moment in history of Kabaddi. Pro Kabaddi League is set to take Kabaddi to new heights.


Pro Kabaddi is an eight-city league with games to be played on a caravan format with each team playing each other twice in July and August, 2014. In a significant value addition to Kabaddi, these games will be carried live on prime time TV by the international broadcaster, Star Sports for millions to view across India and the world.

This unique effort has the formal backing by the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF), the Asian Kabaddi Federation (AKF) & the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI).

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's not just a sport!!

Kabaddi is not just a sport.
It is a game native to India. It represents the soul of India.
In rural India Kabaddi is one of the most popular games.
The interesting thing about Kabaddi is that no equipment is required to play this sport. You just need a small piece of land, draw the lines and you are ready to go. 


Kabaddi is a game of swiftness, intelligence and physical power. Kabaddi needs to be revived among youth and Kabaddi teams and tournaments require more sponsors and support from government side. It can also be considered to make Kabaddi as national game alongside hockey.

So just go on and play kabaddi !!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kbaddi Kabaddi
In the team, or transnational, style of kabaddi, two teams of seven players occupy opposite halves of a field of 12.5m x 10m. Each team has five supplementary players that are held in reserve. The game is organized into two 20-minute halves, with a five-minute half-time break during which the teams switch sides.
The teams take turns sending a "raider" across to the opposite team's half, where the goal is to tag or wrestle members of the opposite team before returning to the home half. Tagged members are "out" and are sent off the field. Traditionally, the raider was not allowed to take a breath during the raid, and had to prove this by constantly chanting (called 'cant' or 'dak') during the raid. The chant-word is kabaddi in
India and Pakistan, Bangladesh, kabaddi or do-do in Nepal, guddu in Sri Lanka, chado-guddo in Malaysia, zoo in Iran, techib in Indonesia, and kabadi in Japan.
Meanwhile, the defenders must form a chain, for example by linking hands; if the chain is broken, a member of the defending team is sent off. The goal of the defenders is to stop the raider from returning to the home side before taking a breath. If the raider takes a breath before returning to the home side, the raider is out and is sent off the field.
A player can also get "out" by going over a boundary line during the course of the play or if any part of the player's body touches the ground outside the boundary, except during a struggle with an opposing team member.
Each time a player is out the opposing team earns a point. A team scores a bonus of two points, called a
lona, if the entire opposing team is declared out. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.
Matches are staged on the basis of age and weight. Six
officials supervise a match: one referee, two umpires,a scorer and two assistant scorers.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

In this article I would like to talk about some very eminent personalities in the field of Kabaddi.

to be continued . . .