Beach Kabaddi Rules & Regulation
The game of Beach Kabaddi is governed by the IKF, and it shall be played under the guidelines set by the governing body. Although there is not much difference on the ground in the play rules of Regular/Indoor Kabaddi and Beach Kabaddi However the game of Beach Kabaddi is played under the different set of match rules.
Play Field in Beach Kabaddi
The game of beach Kabaddi shall be played on the seashore or river banks on a levelled ground of sand of minimum 30 cm depth.
Field of Play Measurements
- For men and junior boys field of play shall be of 11 X 7 meters divided into two equal halves by a midline.
- For women and junior girls, the field of play shall be of 11 X 6 meters divided into two equal halves by a midline.
- For sub-junior boys and girls, the field of play shall be of 9 X 6 meters divided into two equal halves by a midline.
Rules of Beach Kabaddi
- Each team will consist of 6 players out of which only 4 players will take the ground at a time. The remaining two players will play as substitute players.
- In the case of men, women, junior boys and junior girls, the duration of the match will be 30 minutes divided into two equal halves of 15 minutes each with a 5 minutes interval in between. In the case of sub-junior boys and sub-junior girls, there will be two halves of 10 minutes each with a 5 minutes interval. The teams shall change the court after the interval. Even if the scheduled time is completed, the last raid of each half will be allowed to be completed.
- In the game of Beach Kabaddi, only point/points scored shall be counted, and the out and revival rule will not be applicable.
- In the game of Beach Kabaddi, every raid shall be a productive raid which means in every raid there shall be a scoring point/technical pint/self-out or Raider being caught. If the Raider returns safely to his own court without scoring or productive raid, then the opponent team will be awarded a point. The raid will be considered to be over in case a defender or defenders become self-out. In such a case, the raiding side will be awarded that many points.
- With the permission of the Referee, a maximum of 2 substitutions from two reserve players is allowed at any time. However, the substituted players can be re-substituted. An exception can be made in the case of an injury; the team is allowed to substitute an injured player even after exhausting their maximum number of substitutions at the discretion of the Referee. In such a case, the injured player will not be allowed to play in the same match again.
- No substitution will be allowed for any suspended or disqualified player in the match, and the team has to play with less number of players.
- After the completion of the raid, the referee/umpire will permit the substitution at an appropriate time at his sole discretion. The player to be substituted should take the permission of the assistant scorer in advance, and he should stand in the designated area before substitution.
Just like the Regular Kabaddi, In Beach Kabaddi too, the team out-scoring the opponent at the end of the match will be declared the winner.
Tie in Knock-Out Matches
- If there is a tie in the knock-out matches then both then teams shall field 4 players on the court. Both the teams shall give the names of three different raiders to the Referee with their chest numbers as per their order to raid. No substitution will be allowed from the fielded 4 players.
- Three different raiders from each team will raid three ties alternatively, and the side which got the chance to raid first at the beginning of the match shall be allowed to raid first.
- If any raider from the given list of three raiders gets injured before his chance of raid, then one remaining player from the fielded four can do the raid. If any player/players got suspended or disqualified during the tie-breaker, then the team shall play with less number of players.
- If there is a tie even after the three raids, then the game shall be decided through ‘Golden Raid’ rule.
- If there is a tie even after 3-3 raids the match shall be decided through the golden raid. A fresh too will be taken, and the winning team will get the chance to raid also called golden raid.
- The opponent team shall get a chance for the golden raid if there is a tie even after the golden raid. The team which scores the leading point in the golden raid will be declared as the Winner.
All the rules of the league system in the game of Beach kabaddi are similar to the rules of the league system in the Regular Kabaddi.
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