Sep 1, 2010

National game of Nepal

Nepal has not listed any sports as national sports. Football and cricket are the most popular ones but they are not the national sports of Nepal. The traditional and uniquesports of Nepal are 'Kapardi' and 'dandibiyo'. Hence, some people have rumor mentioning 'Kapardi' as the national sport of Nepal but I have not seen any official documents mentioning it as national sport of Nepal.


 Though national sports council haven't declared any sports as national sports but dandibiyo the typical nepali game played in village of nepal is supposed to be national sports of nepal.Dandi biyo have not fixed rule and rules vary with the location .Two sticks with different length  were taken, one stick is almost one fourth of others . A player bounce shorter  stick with the help of longer as far as you can let the opponent to throw it back and the team bouncing the stick will defence with the longer stick and measure the lenght that have to be covered.  dandi biyo so far don't have any international recognition and rules. But from the wikepedia i have found some  information 



Dandi Biyo is played by two or more players of age seven or above. A hole is made on the ground, which in diameter is just smaller than the length of the pin. The hole should be dug about four inches deep. To play, the pin is laid across the hole and a player puts one end of the stick inside the hole and holds the other end. Then the player tries to jerk the stick to hit the pin so that the pin flies in the air. If another player catches the pin when it is in the air, the hitting players turn is over and other player goes to do the same. Finally if a player makes the pin hit the ground, that player plays to score.
To score, a player should hit the pin with the stick at one of its edge. Then the pin flies in the air, and when the pin is in the air the player tries to hit the pin to make it travel the farthest. The distance travelled by the pin is measured with the help of the stick. As an option, the player can hit the pin more than once in the air to increase the hit count which helps a lot to boost the score of the player.
The score is calculated by multiplying the hit count by the number of sticks the pin travelled. If the player hit the pin twice in the air, then his hit count is two, hence the score will be twice the number of sticks the pin travelled. The player who makes the highest score wins the game.
As the game involves making the pin fly in the air and hitting it many times, it may hit the players body or face which may be dangerous. Sometimes the pin hits the eye which may cause permanent damage to the eye, so players must be careful while playing this game.
 Other sports kabbadi Locally pronounced as kappardi is quite famous around the rural places and it has internation rules and india is dominant in the world.

 Two teams occupy opposite halves of a field and take turns sending a "raider" into the other half, in order to win points by tagging or wrestling members of the opposing team; the raider then tries to return to his own half, holding his breath and chanting "kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi" during the whole raid. The name — often chanted during a game — derives from a Hindi, and punjabi word meaning "holding of breath", which is indeed the crucial aspect of play

  In the international team version of kabaddi, two teams of seven members each occupy opposite halves of a field of 13m × 10m in case of men and 12m X 10m in case of women.[2] Each has three supplementary players held in reserve. The game is played with 20 minute halves and a five minute halftime break during which the teams exchange sides.



Teams take turns sending a "raider" to the opposite team's half, where the goal is to tag or wrestle ("confine") members of the opposite team before returning to the home half. Tagged members are "out" and temporarily sent off the field.
Meanwhile, defenders must form a chain, for example, by linking hands; if the chain is broken, a member of the defending team is sent off. The goal of the defenders is to stop the raider from returning to the home side before taking a breath.
The raider is sent off the field if: 1.If the raider takes a breath before returning or 2.If the raider crosses boundary line or 3.A part of the raider's body touches the ground outside the boundary. (except during a struggle with an opposing team member.)
Each time a player is out the opposing team earns a point. A team scores a bonus of two points, called a lona, if the entire opposing team is declared out. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.
Matches are categorized based on age and weight. Six officials supervise a match: one referee, two umpires, a scorer and two assistant scorers.
It is the national game ofBangladesh, and the state game of PunjabTamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in India.

1 comments:

bhandari said...

Certainly "dandibiyo" is our traditional game. This game is limited only in cattle caring children of countryside. Many Nepalese do not play, can't play and even unknown what the Dandibiyo is.

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