In the blog post ‘Gilli Danda Strikes From Sepia To Colour’ (https://www.sportsavour.com/gilli-danda-strikes-from-sepia-to-colour/) we referred about the Rule Book that was going to be introduced by Gilli Danda International Federation (GDIF). As promised by the Secretary General of the Federation, Bhupendra Kisan Bharat (https://www.sportsavour.com/we-need-to-spread-our-rural-sports-to-various-strata-of-the-society-bhupendra-kisan-k-bharat/) the Rule Book has come into existence in the last week of July 2017. This is indeed a great news for an indigenous sport like Gilli Danda as from now onward this sport will be played according to a set of uniform rules approved by all the playing countries.
According to GDIF, the ground size of a Gilli Danda match has to be of 45m length and 30m breadth. The playing player will stand at a distance of 11.25m from the starting point of the ground. There will be 5 fielding players, one standing just behind the playing player and the other four will stand beyond the half way line. The size of the Gilli has to be 18-24 inch while the Gilli has to be 4-6 inch. The players can have protective guards like Gloves & Head Guards.
One umpire and two linemen will be there as ground ofiicials. There will also be 3 table officials-a referee, a scorekeeper and a timekeeper. New rules about scoring and fouls have also been jotted down.