Among the chasers, only one person can be an active chaser at a time. Its origins are as old as Mahabharata, with strategies and tactics likely derived from Mahabharata itself. A Kho kho playground is rectangular in shape and has a width of 16 meters and a length of 29 meters. Thus, when all the defenders are out, then another team of 3 defenders can enter the field and the whole cycle starts. The origin of Kho-Kho is difficult to trace, but many historians believe, that it is a modified form of 'Run Chase', which in its simplest form involves chasing and touching a person. The popularity and development of this game have been associated with Akharas and Vyayamshalas in Maharashtra.

Having been involved with the game for some time, it was Brij’s vision to take Kho Kho to the international platform. It is however believed to have evolved in the state of Maharashtra, India where it was played on chariots called Rath. The game of Kho Kho was regularly being played all over India, especially in Maharashtra, West Bengal,

Kho kho (as well as Kabbadi) are traditional tag games widely popular in the Indian subcontinent. Kho Kho (Kat en Muis/Cat and Mouse) History.

The Indian Olympic Association granted affiliation to the Kho-Kho Federation of

document.write("Page last modified: " + document.lastModified +""). Then they switch their roles after 9 minutes. If a player does any mistake, there is a penalty in which that player has to start all over again from a pole. Kho kho is an Indian game of chase that began in the 20th century in Gymkhana Poona. In 1987, the Asian Kho Kho Federation was established in Kolkata, India. First, ever national tournament of this game took place in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. The first committee framed the rules of the game back in 1914 from Gymkhana Baroda.

They can only ‘chase’ on the side of the pitch they are facing and can only chase one opposing player at a time. Pune during its All India Tournaments in 1989, pioneered to the participating teams and players. every adjacent team member will sit facing the opposite direction of each other. set of rules. In ancient Kho-Kho history, there were no rigid rules and regulations for playing the game. A special mention of the Japanese

And there is one wooden pole each in the middle of these rectangles.

Kho-Kho was introduced at the University level and the first Inter – University tournament was held in 1955. It is played by teams of 12 nominated players out of fifteen, of which nine enter the field, who try to avoid being touched by members of the opposing team. twitter, privacy Besides, the State Government of Maharashtra with various local governing bodies and the State Governments

Randhir Singh, the then Secretary General of IOA and SAF, when the However, it was restricted to the states themselves as there It is essentially a version of tag, which endows it with a few qualities—it is both simple, and inexpensive—that make the game as enduring as it is endearing.

Claimed as a South African Indigenous Game, the truth is that historians are divided and no one really knows how the game was born. There are a lot of tournaments and championships that take place in India for Kho kho. The current adaptation of the game was actually an adaptation about the time of World War I in 1914.

Virendra of Nepal, the Asian Kho- Kho Federation requested the Indian Federation to organize a tour to Nepal, to demonstrate this In order to introduce uniformity in the game, in 1943, Brihan Maharashtra Kho-Kho the age old thrilling game of chase has its roots in Indian mythology.