(Last Updated on : 15/02/2012)
1. The antis cannot resort to unfair means such as trying to still the raider's cant by shutting his mouth or wilfully pushing him over the boundary line.
2. A raider is not compelled to touch an anti. If he returns without touching anybody, neither side loses a player.
3. As long as a raider is in the court of the antis, none of them can touch the ground of the raider's court. If he does so, he will be out.
4. A player re-enters when an opponent is out.
5. Scoring: A team scores one point for each player put out by them. A bonus of two points if they put out the entire opposition (Lona) 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.
6. When a raid is in progress all the antis must remain within their own court. If an anti goes over the boundary line or steps into the other half, he is out.
7. The raiders' captain or team mates cannot shout advice when their raider is away.
8. Duration. A match is divided into two halves of 20 minutes for men and 15 minutes for women and juniors. Between two halves 5 minutes' rest is allowed. In the event of a tie an extra ten minutes, 2 periods of 5 minutes each are allowed. Should it be a deadlock again, the side scoring the first point wins the game. If there is no score at the end of the complete game of 50 minutes for men and men players below 57 kg and 40 minutes for women then the team which has won the toss before the match shall be declared the winner.
9. Time-out: Time-out may be called by the captain of the team in the event of an injury to a player. Time-out period should not exceed two minutes.
Officials involved in Kabaddi
The officials consist of a referee, two umpires, a scorer and two assistant scorers.
: The referee has the power to warn, declare point against or disqualify a player from the match. He may also overrule the decision of the umpire.
: Generally the decision of the umpire shall be final.
: The scorer is to fill in the score sheet, keep and note the timings, time-outs.
4. Assistant Scorers
: They keep record of those who are out. They also keep record of those who are revived