(Last Updated on : 07/01/2011)
Mizo Inchai is a Manipuri game, which has a striking similarity to wrestling. Like in wrestling, Mizo Inchai too requires to participants to possess endurance, good muscular force and all other abilities required for wrestling. The ground used for playing this game is made of soft sand while the participants need to wear thin vests. However, in this game, the following rules are to be kept in mind.
1) Oiling of the body is not allowed
2) The participants are banned from wearing rings or similar things that can prove to be harmful.
3) Using unethical methods like hitting, scratching or slapping is strictly not allowed.
4) Finally, using foul language during the course of play could lead to the contestant`s disqualification.
There are three rounds in Mizo Inchai with a particular round lasting for 3 minutes. In case one of the players wins the first two rounds, he is proclaimed as the winner of the match. To be victorious, a participant must be able to keep his opponents shoulders clasped to the ground for a count of 6. Alternately, if a wrestler is hoisted in air for count of 6, he loses the round. The third mode of winning is to keep a wrestler clutched on the ground in any position for the count of 6. The match officials consist of one referee, a couple of ringside judges, who allocate the points which make all the difference between winning and losing in the end result.