Take a break from cricket and learn a new word - Korfball. The second South Zone Korfball Tournament is on at Victory Play Ground, from 8th August to 9th August. The matches start at 4pm on 8th August and 10am on 9th August.
5 teams - from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondichery and Andhra Pradesh - are participating in the championship. The tournament will be inaugurated by the chief guest, R A Swaroop (Ranji Captain), at 4pm on 8th August. The inauguration will be followed by the felicitation of L Venkat Rama Reddy, a former volleyball captain. The guest of honor is Prof. Prabhakar, Secretary, Inter University Tournaments, Osmania University.
The games will continue on 9th August from 10am. Participants will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner at the venue.
Korfball is a team ball game, similar to netball and basketball. It is played in 57 countries. It is played indoors or outdoors on a court divided into halves, called 'zones'. In each zone is a post with a basket at the top. The ball is similar in size as those used in football, but with more grip and bounce. Players score by throwing the ball through the other team's basket. After 2 goals the teams change zones: defenders become attackers and attackers become defenders. At half-time, teams swap halves.
Please contact Jairaj, AP Korfball Association, at 98856-26185.