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Kho kho

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Team members  12 players per side. 9 in the field and 3 extra

Kho kho (Punjabi: ਖੋ-ਖੋ)(Tamil :கோ-கோ )is a tag sport from the Indian subcontinent. It is played by teams of twelve players, of which nine enter the field, who try to avoid being touched by members of the opposing team. It is one of the two most popular traditional tag games of the South Asia, the other being kabbadi. Apart from South Asia, it is also played in South Africa. It is 27x16 meters (senior/junior ) and 23 x 14 meters (subjunior). There are two rectangles at the end. Length of the rectangle is 16 metres and the width is 1.50 metres. In the middle of these two rectangles, there are two wooden poles. The central lane is 24 metres long for senior, 20 meters long for subjunior and 30 cm wide. There are eight cross lanes which lie across central lane, length of the cross lanes, are 16  metres for senior and width 35  cm and 14 meters for subjunior and width 30cm. It makes the small rectangles and each of it is 16  metres in length and 2.3 metres in breadth for senior and 14 meters in length and 1.90 meters in breath for subjunior,(the two rectangles of near by the wooden poles are 2.55 (senior)/ 2.15 (subjunior)   metres width) at right angles to the central lane and divided equally into two parts of 7.85 metres each by central lane. At the end of central lane, the free zone tangent to the post-line, two smooth wooden posts are fixed, 120 cm height from the ground and their circumference is not less than 30 cm and not more than 40 cm

The equipment used in kho kho are poles/post, strings, metallic measuring tape, lime powder, wire nails, two watches, types of rings having inner circumference of 30 cm and 40 cm, score shots (like a whistle, for instance), and stationery to write results. <ref>{{cite web|title=Equipment|url=http://sports.indiapress.org/kho_kho.phppublis ((For reference on Tamil கோ-கோ - தமிழ் விக்கிப்பீடியா ) https://ta.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AE%95%E0%AF%8B-%E0%AE%95%E0%AF%8B

References

Kho kho Wikipedia


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