Kabaddi is an Indian game which requires both power
and skill for its play. It was known by various names in various places. For
example, CHEDUGUDU OR HU-TU-TU in Southern parts of India, HADUDU (Men), CHU
KIT-KIT (Women) in Eastern India and KABADDI in Northern India. It is a simple
and inexpensive game and doesn't require a big playing area or any playing equipment.
Regular Kabaddi tournaments are held throughout the country.
Field of play
The play ground of the Kabaddi shall be level and soft preferably made of
earth, manure and sawdust. The ground shall be 121/2
meters X 10 meters. For women and Juniors the measurement shall be 11metres
X 8 meters. The mid line drawn divides the play ground into two courts.
There shall be strip of one meter wide on each side of the playfield, which
is called Lobby. In each half, at a distance of about 3 meters from
the mid-line and parallel to it lines of the full width of ground shall be
drawn. These are Baulk lines.