Number of Players in Sports and Games 

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Number of Players in Sports and Games 

Here is a list of the number of players in different games and sports. This is an important topic of static GK. In almost every competitive exam, one or two questions are asked about this topic.

Serial No.SportsNumber of Players
1BadmintonSingle 1 Player
Double 2 Players
2Baseball9
3Basketball5
4Bandy11
5Bridge2
6Billiards/Snooker1
7Boxing1
8Carrom2
9Cricket11
10Chess1
11Football (Soccer)11
12Hockey11
13Lacrosse10
14Roller Hockey/ Rink Hockey /Quad Hockey5 Per side
15Ice Hockey6
16Field Hockey11
17Handball7
18Kabaddi7
19Kho Kho9
20Kickball10
21Netball7
22Polo4
23Rugby Football15
24Tug of War8
25TennisSingle – 1 Player and
Double – 2 Players
26Table TennisSingle – 1 Player
Double – 2 Players
27Volleyball6
28Water Polo7
29Water Basketball5
30GolfNot Specified as per golf rule.
31Croquet2 , 4 or 6 players
32Korfball8 (4 – Male and 4 – Female)
33Curling4

📍 Fact:-

• Kickball is also known as soccer baseball in most of Canada.

◘ Kabaddi
• Kabaddi or Ha-du-du is the national sport of Bangladesh.
• Different names of Kabaddi in India
–  kabaddi or chedugudu :- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
–  Kabaddi :- Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala
–  Kabadi or sadugudu :- Tamil Nadu
–  Kauddi or kabaddi :- Punjab region
–  Hu-tu-tu :- Western India
–  Hu-do-do :- Eastern India
–  Chadakudu :- South India

• Different names of Kabaddi in the World
–  kabadi or ha-du-du :- Bangladesh
–  Bhavatik :- Maldives
–  Kapardi :- Nepal 

◘ Kho Kho
• It is a popular tag team game invented in Maharashtra, India.
• Total 15 Players per side (9 in the field + 3 extra)

◘ Handball
• Highest governing body International Handball Federation.
• Headquarters located in Basel, Switzerland

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