Promoters are trying to raise the Indian game of kabbadi to international popularity. I’m not holding my breath:
Kabaddi is played on a rectangular court. Teams of seven players take turns sending “raiders” across the dividing line to tag opponents. All the while, they chant “kabaddi” — derived from a Hindi word meaning “holding of breath” — to prove they aren’t inhaling.
If a tagger touches an opposing player and returns to his side without running out of oxygen, the umpire awards his team a point. Opponents get a point if they can prevent him from returning, by wrestling, tackling or body-slamming him until he runs out of breath. The team with more points after two 20-minute halves wins.