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Gilli Danda International Federation approves Rule Book for Gilli Danda

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.

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PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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