Whenever one uses the phrase “sports and games” it is common human thinking to subsidiary it with the likes of Football, Tennis etc. Especially in India, where the spectrum of sports is working by cricket alone the greeting of indoor sports and games is almost absent. The only indoor game we have to boast about is Chess and Badminton .However, when it comes to the world at large, indoor games are just as important as outdoor games andsports are. Be it in the Olympics or other global contests, indoor games are held in great regard whole world; and some of the most well-regarded are as follows-
Having its roots in primeval India, Kabaddi is also the nationwide sport of Bangladesh not india. It is a popular game in South-East Asia and has added widespread international receiving. The 11th Asian sports Games held in Beijing, China (1990) saw Kabaddi actuality introduced for the first time and has been held regularly ever since. It’s Played over a total 45-min. stretch with a gap of 5 min. in between, Kabaddi also witnesses a World competition of which India is the current champion
To a layman this game might seem like a childlike lenience- getting hold of a huge ball just to hit over 10 odd-shaped tittles at the end of an alley hardly qualifies as a game . The sport of careening has been recognized and is played by over 95 million people across the world, spanning more than 90 countries. Its Main are in Ancient Egypt and also the Roman Empire where the people used husk balls, leather balls, etc. Pin bowling, as it is known was first established in New York in 1895 .
A whole term used for Carambole Billiards, this is the most common game from the family of billiards. It is supposed to have its origins point in France in the late 1700s. The carambole billiard game has a very easy objective- a point is scored when the cue ball hits both person the object balls in a single stroke.
This is a row and ball sport that can be played by two or four players. The name squash comes from the gentleness of the ball that is used in the game. Harrow school is familiar with the invention and propagation of this game which used racquets similar to, but a lot lighter than, those used in tennis. The rules of the game have experienced a lot of changes over time. According to the conservative scoring system, the first player to reach 9 points is declared the winner of the game. If the score line, however, reads 8-8 then the player who reached 8 first gets to decide whether the game will be played to 9 or played to 10.
5. TABLE TENNIS
Similar to its outdoor complement, table tennis can be played by two or by four players. The rules of the game are slightly different. The service must be done in a way so as to make the ball drop once in one’s own half of the board and once in the opponent’s half, and thereafter in the adversary’s half only. In doubles, the rally is continued by players alternating among themselves thus adding an extra measurement of test to this enormously fast game; also, in pair, the service is done slantwise between conflicting sections of the board! This game originated n England in the late 1800s where it was played mostly by the elite class as a post-meal game.
This game with a resolute that India can boast of proudly (Vishwanathan Anand) is surely one of the most mentally tough and IQ-demanding games. With roots lying in Antique India in the Gupta Empire . Its supper into and across Europe did not occur until the 1000s. Chess has seen many international competitions being held like the World Contest, the Women’s World Contest, the Junior World Championship, the World Computer Chess Championship and many more. Currently ruled by grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, Chess has been able to boast of heavyweights like Anand, Kasparov, Fischer, etc.
Certainly one of the most ferocious sports to have adorned the sports sphere, boxing is a sport based hoghly on contact between the adversaries. It is a sheer test of speed, stamina, endurance, strength and agility. The roots of boxing are based deeply in Ancient Greece where it was accepted by them as an Olympic game . Contrary to the gloved-fight that we see today, the initial accounts of origin of boxing suggest bare-handed fights. In the 18th century in England the first champion of this format was James Figg. What added to the violence of the sport was that, in those days, boxing had only one rule- NO RULES! Due to increasing frequency of deaths in the game, Jack Broughton introduced certain rules that brought a degree of decorum into the game.
A variant of football that is mainly played indoors, futsal is played on a smaller field with 5 players on each side. Futsal is native to Brazil and Uruguay where it is played more than football but attracts far less people. Futsal is played on a hard surface with a ball that has far less bounce than a football. Substitutions have no limitation as in football. The spread of the game during the 1970s was governed by an international body- Federacion Internacional de Futbal de Salon (FIFUSA). Currently, FIFUSA is no longer a governing body of the sport.
Like squash, Badminton is also a racquet sport (played with a shuttlecock instead of a ball). Opponents are pitted against one another on either side of a net and a point is scored by a player when the shuttlecock is not returned, during a rally, by his opponent. 1992 was the first year when badminton was first introduced in the Olympics. This sport requires a good deal of agility, reflexes and hand-eye coordination. It was in British India (early 1800s) when this sport first came into existence. However, instead of what we know as shuttlecocks today (made of feathers), woolen balls were used.
Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith as an activity to keep his students at gym active on a rainy day. The idea was to come up with a sport that wouldn’t be too rough yet would provide the right amount of physical exercise. Originally played with a soccer ball, the traditional brown ball (used exclusively for basketball) came into existence in the late 1950s (introduced by Tony Hinkle). Points are scored by putting the ball in the basket (two points) if it is in front of the three-point line else three-points are scored. Basketball, in western countries, is played at many levels including college and high-school level basketball.
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