Punjabi sport of Kabaddi showcased at Goodmayes tournament
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Kabaddi teams from all over England descended on Goodmayes for a tournament on Sunday.
About 18 teams sized each other up before doing battle.
The Punjabi sport is extremely popular in India where it attracts thousands of spectators. This year the tournament was held at the Goodmayes Park Extension, Goodmayes Lane, Goodmayes.
Kabaddi is played on a circular pitch by teams with 10 people on each side.
The first tournament took place in 1979.
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The word Kabaddi derives from the two Tamil words –kai which means hand and pidi which means catch. This is roughly interpreted as holding hands.
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