There will be two innings. Each will have a length of 14 minutes in which a team will chase for 7 minutes and then defend for the other 7 minutes (the opposition in this case will defend for the first 7 minutes and then chase for the next 7 minutes). There will be a 2 minute break after each inning.
The side of the chasers scores one point for putting out each runner.
At the commencement of the game the eight chasers (players sitting in the squares) will sit in the squares facing opposite directions. No adjacent chasers should face in the same direction. The 9th chaser will stand at either of the posts.
With the commencement of the game three runners are to get inside the court. As soon as a runner is put out the next three runners must enter the field before "kho" is given. If a runner fails to enter the field, he is given out.