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Un/Regulated Industry of Un/Licensed intermediaries in India’s football market

By – Sudipto Hambir (2nd Year Student at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences) and Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

“You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita.” –Swami Vivekanda

The importance and impact of the beautiful game is transcendental. After the conclusion of the Under -17 FIFA World Cup and consistent efforts by India to catalyze the development of sport in the country, we are certainly headed in the right direction. Intermediaries play an indispensable role in the professional growth and development of the football in general and the athletes in particular. This necessitates an analysis of the regulatory framework governing them in the present times. Our Guest Contributor Sudipto Hambir and Managing Editor Rishika Mendiratta delve into the intricacies of the Intermediary Regulations as implemented in India and globally.

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Surinder Singh Barmi v. BCCI : Analysis of the Competition Law principles

By Tejaswa Naswa (IVth year – National  Law Institute University, Bhopal)

The interface between sports and competition law has always interested the academicians and the professionals alike. In India one case which stands out for competition law analysis is Surinder Singh Barmi v BCCI. Our Guest Contributor Tejaswa Sood elaborately traces the development of the case and details the arguments and analysis of this important judgment.

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Who is the bigger loser?

By Naman Lohiya (4th year student at Gujarat National Law University)

“The entire legal system was built upon the assumption that people would have adequate representation. When they don’t, the system fails, and the laws don’t matter.” – Shari Redstone

In this article Naman Lohiya has reopened the discussion on the powers of national federations as well as the importance of sporting dispute settlement mechanisms in India.
It will take you down the memory lane to Rio 2016, when Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav were involved in a murky selection controversy. The dramatic saga of Narsingh Yadav’s doping battle that ensued is not unknown to anyone. It has almost been two years since this dispute, but the problems in the administration of doping agencies, national federations and sports dispute settlement mechanisms that surfaced then, still persist.

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CHALLENGES OF ENFORCING CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports) AWARDS: The Pechstein Case

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

This article focuses on the case of a German Cyclist, Claudia Pechstein. The case received a lot of attention at the global level because of the media coverage on her seven-year-long battle against a two-year suspension imposed on her for a disputed doping rules violation has brought her into the limelight even more than her sporting laurels and achievements.

Rishika analyses why the CAS judgement is questionable in the case of Claudia Pechstein and suggests reforms to prevent the same.

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