Malakhra (Urdu: ملاكهرا ) or Malakhro (Sindhi:ملاکڙو) is the South Asian form of sport wrestling, as opposed to malla-yuddha or combat-wrestling. It is mostly played in Pakistan and parts of India. The match begins with both wrestlers tying a twisted cloth around the opponent's waist. Each one then holds onto the opponent's waistcloth and tries to throw him to the ground. Malakhra is one of the favorite sports among males in Sindh, Pakistan. Malakhro matches are generally held on holidays and Fridays and are a feature of all fairs and festivals. Rich feudal lords and influential persons maintain famous Malhoo (wrestlers) and organize matches for them.