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# Important Facts Related to Various Sports

Questions Asked in SSC Exam 2017
Q) What is the duration (in minutes) of one-half of a football match?
1) 30
2) 35
3) 40
4) 45 (Correct)

Q) What is the duration (in minutes) of one-half of a football match?
1) 30
2) 35
3) 40
4) 45 (Correct)

Name
Number of players
Play area dimensions
Duration/Rounds
Doubles- 2
Mixed Doubles- 2
Court-Singles
L X B = 13.4 m X 5.18 m (44 ft X 17 ft)
Court-Doubles
L X B = 13.4 m X 6.1 m (44 ft X 20 ft)
Best 2 of 3 games & up to 21 points each game
Table tennis Singles- 1
Doubles- 2
Mixed Doubles- 2
Table- 9 ft long X 5 ft wide X 2 ft high Best 3 of 5 games of 11 points
Tennis Singles- 1
Doubles- 2
Mixed Doubles- 2
court - 78 feet (23.77 metres) long width - 27 feet (8.23 metres) for singles matches & 36 feet (10.97 metres) for doubles matches In tennis a match is played best of 3 or 5 sets, each set consisting of 6 games and each game ends when one player wins 4 points or wins two consecutive points at deuce points
Volleyball 6 25 ft × 50 ft (7.6 m × 15.2 m) court
net 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) high
5 set match of 25 points each
Basketball 5 National Basketball Association (NBA) - 28.7m X 15.2 m (94 ft X 50 ft)
International Basketball Federation (FIBA) -28 m X 15 m (91.9 ft X 49.2 ft)
4 quarters of 12 minutes = 48 mins
Baseball 9 Official rules do not specify the shape, height, or composition
Major League Baseball mandates a minimum distance of 250 feet (76 m) and recommends a minimum distance of 320 feet (98 m) at the foul poles and 400 feet (120 m) at center field
Average length of a Major League Baseball game was 2 hours and 58 minutes
Cricket
Formats
One day Int.
Test match
Twenty20
11 Pitch measures 22 yards (20 m) long, measurements of field are designed so that the playing area is as large as possible while still staying within the guidelines of no boundary being more than 90 yards (82.29 meters) from the center of the pitch 1 over- 6 deliveries
Formats
One day Int.- 50 Overs (for each team)
Twenty20- 20 overs (for each team)
Test match (5 days)
Football 11 Length - must be between 100 yards (90m) and 130 yards (120m)
Width - must be between 50 yards (45m) and 100 yards (90m)
2 periods of 45 minutes
Rugby Football 13 players and union of 15 112–122 m X 68 m
(122.5–133.4 yards × 74.3 yards)
2 periods of 40 minutes
Handball 7 40 m X 20 m (131 ft X 66 ft) 2 periods of 30 minutes
Hockey 11 Rectangular- 91.4 m × 55 m
(100.0 yd × 60.1 yd)
4 periods of 15 minutes (Since 2017)
Ice Hockey 6 International Hockey Rink
61m X 30m
3 periods of 20 minutes
Polo 4 Grass field – 300 yards X 160 yards
(270 m X 150 m)
4 to 8 7-minute chukkas, between or during which players change mounts.
Kabbadi 7 (3 in reserve) 2 teams of seven members in opposite rectangular halves -
10m X 13m (33 ft × 43 ft) for men
8m X 12m (26 ft × 39 ft) for women
20 min halves
Kho-Kho 12 players
(9 in the field and 3 extra )
Rectangular- 36m X 18m
Two more rectangles at the end
(16m X 2.75m)
2 innings of 9 minutes each (chasing and running each)