Pro Kabaddi Team Puneri Paltan and Red Bull to organize a Kabaddi Tournament

VIVO Pro Kabaddi Puneri Paltan and Red Bull have together to organize the Western Editon of the Red Bull Tashan - a fast paced one of its kind Kabbadi tournament which kicks off on 24th March 2019.

Red Bull Tashan, a competitive Kabaddi tournament for players at grassroots level is back and all set to host the Western India edition It will be held in multiple cities with the finals in Pune. Organised in association with the Vivo 
Pro Kabaddi League franchise Puneri Paltan, the tournament aims to widen the reach and further develop the ancient and iconic Indian sport at a grass-root level in the country. Held on a knockout basis, qualifiers of this edition 
will be held in three cities – starting on the 24th March in Alibaug. Other qualifiers will be taking place in Nashik and Kolhapur in April with the finals culminating in Pune. The winners will get the glorious opportunity to train with the Puneri Paltan team at their home stadium before the 7h season of Pro Kabaddi League kicks off.

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Alibaug Qualifiers - Red Bull Tashan in association with Puneri Paltan: 
Alibaug Qualifiers 
Date: 24th and 25th March 2019 
Venue: Distric Sports Complex, Nehuli, Alibaug 402201 
The winning team from each qualifier will receive a full set of Kabaddi Uniforms and be invited to play the finals. 

Open to players between the ages of 17-21 and belonging to a club or college, Red Bull Tashan makes strategy a key component of the matches, which run half the duration of Pro Kabaddi League games. While in the latter, each half 
consists of 20 minutes, in this tournament, each half consists of only 10 minutes each, making the entire duration of the game 20 minutes.

On this initiative, Kailash Kanpdal, CEO of Puneri Paltan says, “Kabaddi as a sport has witnessed tremendous growth and interest amongst the people in India, especially the youth. Tournaments like Red Bull Tashan help in 
encouraging and nurturing the young talents at the grassroots level. Puneri Paltan and energy drink giant Red Bull share a common goal of improving the standards of Kabaddi in the country by scouting talent from the grassroots 
level and providing them exposure to showcase their talent. We would continue to encourage emerging talent to train with the team at our home stadium before the seventh edition of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League like last year, we look 
forward to identifying a few players from Red Bull Tashan Qualifiers and provide them with a chance for trials for our scouting program.” 

Rules of Red Bull Tashan: 
    Each team must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 players. 
    Age category: 17-21 years. 
    Match Duration: 20 minutes, divided into halves of 10 minutes each, along with a 3-minute interval between halves. 
    Teams will be allowed to take one ‘time out’ of 30 seconds each in each half. 
    Each team is allowed a maximum of five substitutions during the playing time of 20 minutes. 
    The team that wins the toss shall have the choice of the court, or the 
raid, and the team that loses the toss shall have the remaining choice. 
    A raider shall continue to chant ‘kabaddi‘as the approved chant. Failure to do so while in the opponent’s court will lead to him being ordered back, and the opponent awarded one technical point and a chance to raid. 
    One point shall be awarded to the raider when he crosses the bonus line. The bonus line rule is applicable when there are a minimum of six players on the field. If the raider is caught after crossing the bonus line, the opposing team will also be awarded one point. The side that scores an ‘all-out‘, shall score two extra points. 
    The term ‘super catch‘ refers to when a raider is tackled by three or less of players, while ‘super raid‘ refers to when a raider is able to touch three or more players and the raid is successful. In both cases, one bonus point is awarded to the respective team. 
    No consecutive raid can be an empty one. 
    If the match stands at a tie at the end of 20 minutes, a ’golden raid’ will be conducted. In this, a toss will take place, and the side that wins the toss raids first. All seven players of the opposing team will be on the field. If the match continues to stand at a tie after the first golden raid, the opposing team is awarded a chance at a golden raid. If the game is still tied thereafter, the winner will be decided by a toss. 

The Inaugural edition of Red Bull Tashan in Bangalore in 2017 witnessed HMT Colony Boys grab the chance to train with the Bengaluru Bulls team, before the fifth season of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League kicked off. Islampur Vyayam 
Mandal Sangli were crowned champions of the western edition in 2018 and grabbed the opportunity to train with Puneri Paltan.
The South Kolkata team, winners of the eastern edition last year earned the opportunity to train with 
Bengal Warriors before the 6th season of Pro Kabaddi League kicked off. Also, Yuva Khel Samiti (Gurugram), the winners of the northern edition and GFGC Malur (Bangalore), the winners of the southern edition last year trained with 
Dabang Delhi KC and Bengaluru Bulls respectively. 

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