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Bashi is a traditional maldivian womans team game, played between two teams. A player from one team standing with her back to the net hits the ball across the net with her bat while the fielders from the other team try to catch the ball.
Bashi" is one of the most popular sports played by women in the Maldives, and is played between two teams consisting of either seven or eleven players per side.
Bashi is exclusively played in the Maldives, and was traditionally played with a ball made of woven coconut leaves and a wooden bat. In the modern game these have been replaced by a tennis ball and tennis racket.
The server stands facing away from the net and serves a tennis
ball backwards, over her head and across the net. The opposing team of girls positioned on the other side of the net try to catch the ball. Each member of the serving team serves a ball in rotation, each server has 12 balls. If a ball is caught by the fielding team the server is out and takes no further part in the innings. The innings continues until all balls have been served or all servers are out.
If after all twelve balls have been served a server is still in, she receives a bonus serve. Facing the net and serving over arm.
The game is won by the team who successfully serves the most uncaught balls.
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