Number of Players in Sports and Games 

Number of Players in Sports and Games 

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. Sports Number of Players
1 Badminton Single 1 Player
Double 2 Players
2 Baseball 9
3 Basketball 5
4 Bandy 11
5 Bridge 2
6 Billiards/Snooker 1
7 Boxing 1
8 Carrom 2
9 Cricket 11
10 Chess 1
11 Football (Soccer) 11
12 Hockey 11
13 Lacrosse 10
14 Roller Hockey/ Rink Hockey /Quad Hockey 5 Per side
15 Ice Hockey 6
16 Field Hockey 11
17 Handball 7
18 Kabaddi 7
19 Kho Kho 9
20 Kickball 10
21 Netball 7
22 Polo 4
23 Rugby Football 15
24 Tug of War 8
25 Tennis Single – 1 Player and
Double – 2 Players
26 Table Tennis Single – 1 Player
Double – 2 Players
27 Volleyball 6
28 Water Polo 7
29 Water Basketball 5
30 Golf Not Specified as per golf rule.
31 Croquet 2 , 4 or 6 players
32 Korfball 8 (4 – Male and 4 – Female)
33 Curling 4

📍 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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