What you need to know about the cross-country cross-field game
The cross-fertilisation game, also known as cross-dressing, has been played at weddings in Australia and New Zealand for centuries.
It involves a team of two teams of women wearing traditional garments such as long-sleeved shirts, long-necked trousers and long skirts, and men with traditional clothing such as short-sleeve shirts, short-neck pants and long-skirted trousers.
A cross-pollination of traditional cultures has been a part of the game since its origins in Europe, and the idea of a woman wearing long-line skirts to a wedding in Australia, for example, dates back to the 17th century.
Since then, the game has gained popularity in India and has now spread to other parts of the world.
However, despite its popularity, the sport has been banned in some countries, including the US and Japan, where it is considered a violation of religious beliefs.
The Australian Cross-Field Games, which began in 2006, aims to bring the game to more countries.