Monday, June 1, 2020
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Scoring

India lock horns against Thailand
India lock horns against Thailand

The side that scores the highest number of points when the play ends shall be the winning team. Each side shall score one point for every opponent put out. The side which scores a 'lona' shall score two points extra. (When a team manages to put out the entire opponent team and no one of the opponents is entitled to be revived, they shall score a 'lona' and two points shall be awarded in addition to the points scored by putting out individual players).


 If there is a tie, two extra periods of five minutes each shall be played immediately. The game in the extra periods will continue with the same number of players as it was at the end of the second half. The team which scores the first leading point shall be declared the winner if a tie occurs at the end of the complete game.


The play continues and all the players of both sides enter their respective courts within ten seconds, otherwise the umpire or referee shall award one point to the opponents and thereafter, if the team does not enter the court, the umpire or referee shall award one point for every five seconds. Thus the game continues till the end of the play.


When only one or two players of a team are left during the game and the captain of the team declares them out in order to bring in the full team, the opponents shall score as many points as there were players just before declaring, as well as two points for 'lona'. 


If the raider, even after a warning starts the 'cant' late and is not keeping the cant, the umpire or referee shall declare his turn over and award one point to the opponents. 


If a raider goes out of turn, the umpire or referee shall order him to go back and warn him. If in the opinion of the umpire or referee, such entry is being made persistently, he may award one point to the opponent.


 If a raider is warned against any dangerous play or is in any way instructed by one of his own side, the umpire or referee shall award one point to the opponent. If in three consecutive raids by a side no points is scored by either side, the opponents will get a point. The referee shall record in the running score sheet by cutting the number with a cross mark "X". The counts of such unproductive raids shall be carried over upto the end of game and to extra time also.