Mangaluru: Kambala sport - New rules being implemented  

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 23: Kambala, a folklore sport of coastal Karnataka, has a rich history. Kambala, a part of our rich traditions, has always attracted the attention and enthusiasm of the people who hold it close to their hearts.

The Kambala disciplinary enforcement committee has decided to make certain changes in the existing rules of Kambala. The committee has prescribed that all the things happening in Kambala should be within the frame of rules.


Towards providing chances to fresh talents, the committee has taken certain decisions. It has been decided that a jockey can steer three pairs of buffaloes. However, if there are two pairs of buffaloes from a particular team, he can race four pairs. This provides opportunities to new jockeys. 

The committee has decided that Kambalas should be ended in 24 hours. It has been prescribed that Kambala should begin at 9 am and end at 9 am the next day.

In order to see that Kambala does not get held up for a long period, the new rule says that Kambala buffaloes should be brought to the field within five minutes. If there is further delay, the team can be dropped or an announcement of walk over will be made, it has been decided. 

Kambala judges cannot be drunk when at the venue. Complaints if any about Kambala should be brought to the notice of the district level Kambala committee. If any team commits wrongs, it has been decided to suspend the team for a year. It has been decided that Kambala jockeys and owners of buffaloes should become members of the Kambala committee. 

Laser technology has already been adopted in deciding Kambala races. The committee has decided to give a touch of new technologies to Kambala by using more and more such technologies.





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  • Sharath Kumar, Mulky / Aikala

    Sat, Jul 24 2021

    Good initiative from Kambala Committee. I completely agree with the new rules of kambala. Presently kambalas are shining in international level. We really thanks to our Kambala organisers and Kambala Committee as well. May god bless.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 24 2021

    The main rule to be implemented is "there should be no buffaloes participating in the Kambla". Let the owner of the buffalo carry the yoke and run in muddy waters. A jockey with whip hitting the owner from behind is optional!

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 24 2021

    Kambala, like cock-fight, has provided entertainment to the rural people in the Coastal Karnataka region for centuries. But, ultimately we have to accept that there is a degree of cruelty for the buffaloes. So, no matter what new rules come out, the basic issues remain. The thinkers in the community must develop alternative forms of entertainment where no animals are roped in. Animals deserve respect.

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  • Balakrishna, Kudla

    Sat, Jul 24 2021

    Killing animals and eating is not cruel?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 24 2021

    efforts should be made to include kambala in Olympics... hope for one medal at least...

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  • John Monteiro, Bondel, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 23 2021

    It is nice to know that Kambla organisers have entered the self-regulatory lane. Good luck and long live Kamblas

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