What is Cycle Ball

Cycle Ball is played by men only. A team consists of two players who may act as goalkeeper or field player.

Competitions field is 11m by 14m, surrounded by a slanted boarding that is 30cm high. The goals are 2 x 2 meters. The ball has a weight of 500 grams and 18 cm diameter, filled with horsehair.

The game consists of two halves of 7 minutes, the teams change side at half time within two minutes.

Rules for Cycle Ball:
The game is played by striking the ball with front and back wheel. The feet and the hands must be on the handlebar and pedals. Headers are permitted.

If a player touches the ground, he may continue to play by crossing his own goal line, otherwise a free kick will be given to the opposite team.

The penalty area is a semi-circle marked with radius of 2 meters in front of the goal. Only one player each from defending and attacking is allowed to go inside this area. The goal-keeper may use his hands to avert the ball. A penalty, 4 meters, is the punishment for offences committed within a player's own penalty area or in case of a serious fault during the games. Out ball and corner ball etc. are similar to the rules from football.

In the event of improper behavior, commissaire will give warning by a yellow card, or sent off with red card when a serious concern. The result will be 5:0. If a player is injured and not be able to continue the game, the team may replace by a substitute.

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