Kabaddi world cup

Artists (Aliens?) perform during the closing ceremony of the Kabaddi World Cup in Ludhiana, Punjab state, India.

Kabaddi  is a South Asian team sport. In Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam, the name derives from the word “kai”(hand), “pidi”(catch), which could be translated into “Holding Hands.”



Two teams, occupy opposite halves of a field and take turns sending a “raider” into the other half, in order to win points by tackling 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.

Kabaddi