KABADDI – VARIOUS VERSIONS
Kabaddi is known as “Chedugudu” or “Hu Tu Tu”
in Southern India. In the Eastern India, it is known as
“Chu-Kit-Kit” (Ladies Version) and “Hadudu” (Gents version). In
the northern parts of India, it is known as “Kabaddi”.
In other Asian countries it has other names! In
Malaysia it is called “Chedigudu”. In Thailand it is known as “Teechub”.
In India’s neighboring countries like Pakistan it is called “Kabaddi”,
in Sri Lanka it is known as “Gudu” and in Nepal it is called
“Dodo”. All these are essentially the same old Kabaddi but with very
minor changes according to the local whims.
Kabaddi is also played on a fixed time basis. There
are many variants of which the following are important:
This version is recognized by the Kabaddi
Federation of India and the game is largely dictated by its rules and
regulations. Suppose a player M from Team A during his raid touches
player P from Team B, player P is out and he has to go out of the court
and sit out. During the return raid, Team B’s player L touches player
N of Team A, player N is out and he will go out of the court and sit
out. However, this has revived player P of Team A, who will take the
court! Reviving an “out” player is the gist of Surjeevani type of
Unlike “Surjeevani” in this version of Kabaddi,
there is no revival. When all the 7 players of a team are out, the game
comes to an end. No time frame. All the players of a team should be out.
Player 7, a raider from Team A raids the court of
Team B and in the bargain touches the back of player 2 of Team B. Team A
gets a point, but player 2 of Team B remains in court. One point for
each touch is awarded and the team, which gets maximum points by the end
of the stipulated time, is considered the winner.
In this version two players, one each from opposing teams, wrestle with each other.