. 2. 8 Square: The area 30 Cms. x width of the court that intersects the Central Lane at right angle is known as CROSS LANE. 6 Central Lane: CENTRAL LANE is a rectangle in between two Posts measuring 30Cms. x length of the court which divides the Court into two equal halves and forms Square at the intersection of Cross Lanes. fi xed fi rmly in the free zone at tangent to the Post Lines at M and N are known as POSTS.1 Endline: The lines AB and CD running parallel to each other and equal in length to the length of the Kho Kho field are known as ENDLINES. 10 Free Zone: The remaining portion of the fi eld on either end of the Court is known as FREE ZONE. smooth all over 120 to 125 cms. 3 Field: The limits of the Kho Kho fi eld are formed by meeting the Endlines and Sidelines at ABC&D. 9 Lines of the Posts: The lines which are at right angles to the Central Lane and run parallel to the Cross Lane at tangent to the Posts are known as Line of the Post or Post Lines (EF & GH). 2 Sidelines: The lines AD and BC running parallel to each other and equal in length to the length of the Kho Kho fi eld are known as SIDELINES. 7 Cross Lane: Each of the rectangles measuring 30 Cms. formed by the intersection of the Central Lane and the Cross Lane is known as a SQUARE. 5 Posts: Two strong wooden posts. The points M and N shall coincide with centre of the posts and shall be at a distance exactly half the width of the Kho kho Court. Their diameter shall be uniform throughout and shall measure between 9 and 10 Cms. x 30 Cms. Above and perpendicular to the ground. Distance between Post Line and 1stCross Lane: –250 Cms.

Kho Kho NATIONAL CLUB GAMES 3 13 Entry Zone: The area marked in the lobby parallel to the Side Line and in the both side of Scorer’s table with the outer line of the lobby measuring 1 Mt. 12 Width of the Line Width of each line should be around 3 Cms. 15 Chasers: The players who chase the opponents with a view to put out them and at the same time score points are known as CHASERS. Cross Lane in length is known as ENTRY ZONE. 16 Attacker: A player who pursues the players of the opposite side i.5 Mts. . 14 Sitting Block: Sitting Block for Reserve Players.e. in width is known as LOBBY. 18 Defenders: The runners who are inside the field foe their turn of defence are known as DEFENDERS. Coach & Manager shall be either side of the Field just outside of the Lobby adjacent to the end lines. To 5 Cms. It is meant for the Runners to take entry to the field for defence.11 Lobby: The area surrounding the fi eld by a measure of 1. defenders with a view to tag and touch them is known as an ATTACKER. and is included in all measurements. in width and from Post Line to 3rd. 17 Runners: The players of the side other than the Chasers are known as RUNNERS. 19 To Give Kho: To give KHO an Attacker should touch the Chaser by hand from behind him and then utter the word “KHO” loudly and distinctly.

Participants must refrain from actions or attitudes aimed at influencing the decisions of the official or covering up faults committed by their team. 7. assisted hit. catch. During the first hit of the team (other than blocking). 4. B. Playing the ball: 1. Team hits include both intentional and unintentional contacts with the ball. A player may not contact the ball with two separate and consecutive motions. C. the team receiving the ball is entitled to another three hits. 2. The team captain represents the team during the coin toss before the match and before the tie-breaker game. 1. Participants must behave respectfully and courteously in the spirit of fair play. 2. The ball may touch any part of the body. 2. not caught or thrown. The team captain is the only player on or off of the court who is allowed to ask the official for an explanation of the application or interpretation of the rules. provided that the contacts occur during one action. Participants must refrain from actions aimed at delaying the game. double contact (a player contacts the ball twice in succession. 6. B. rocks. and illegal hit (hitting the ball in a non-playing area. or the ball contacts various parts of the body successively. 9. 5. the ball may contact various parts of the body consecutively. C.A. scissors) with the captains. The ball must be hit.) D. The official shall toss a coin (or use paper. Two or more players may touch the ball at the same moment (counted as one hit). If two opponents simultaneously contact the ball and it remains in play. Faults include: four or more hits per side. 3. The side of the court on which to start the first game. the official will flip a coin again to decide the same two choices. 8. If a tie-breaker game is needed (third game). The winner of the coin toss chooses either:  to select to serve or receive service of the first ball or A. 1. Each team may hit the ball up to three hits (not counting blocking) to return the ball to the opponents. D. Reaching beyond the net: .

2. This would include a player waving arms. 2.1. It is a fault to touch any part of the net or the antennas. 2. Authorization of the service must be given to the server from the official before the serve may be hit. F. except for incidental contact by a player's hair and insignificant contact by a player not involved in the action of playing the ball. A player may touch a post. or moving sideways at the time of the serve. 1. During an attack-hit. G. 2. except a serve or block. 4. jumping up and down. tipping is permitted if the contact is brief and the ball is not caught or thrown. rope or any other object outside the total length of the net. Contact with the net: 1. In blocking. Attack-Hits: 1. a blocker may contact the ball beyond the plane of the net inside the antennas (or polls if not antennas are used). An attack-hit is completed the moment the ball completely crosses the vertical plane of the net or is touched by a blocker. provided the ball is contacted within his/her own playing space or within the plane of the net. Service screening: The players of the serving team must not screen the opponents from seeing the contact for service or the path of the ball. are attack-hits. Restrictions to a back-row player: 1. A player is permitted to pass hand(s) beyond the net and contact the ball over the opponent's court on his or her team's first or second hit. The serving team is also prohibited from making a collective screen when the server is hidden behind two or more teammates and the ball is served over them. All actions directing the ball toward the opponent. E. 3. . A player making an attack-hit is permitted to pass hand(s) beyond the net after the attack-hit. Service: The service is the act of putting the ball into play by the right back-row player who hits the ball with one hand or arm from the service zone (anywhere beyond the back line and within the two sidelines). the ball is dead and will be re-served. provided the blocker does not interfere with the opponent's play. provided this contact does not interfere with play. If the server does serve the ball before the official blows his/her whistle and gives the signal. provided the ball has not completely crossed the vertical plane or the net and is directed back into the player's own playing space. 3.

* Service ball may hit the net and still be in play . B. A back-row player may also carry out an attack-hit from the front zone if at the moment of the contact any part of the ball is below the top of the net (as long as it is not a spike). Matches will consist of the best of three games. Games will be played to 21 points.1. All matches will be played using rally scoring. 2. A back-row player may complete an attack-hit at any height from behind the front zone (player must take off from behind the 10' line). A. C. When antennas are not used. the posts shall act as the antennas in all cases except those situations involving player contact.

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