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.