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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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Breaking Barriers: Has the inclusivity of Transgender in Sport been a magnanimous task?

By- Wilfred Synrem (Gujarat National Law University)

“Trans people deserve something vital; they deserve your respect. From that respect comes a more compassionate community.” –

Caitlyn Jenner (former Bruce Jenner); Gold winning Olympian and the epitome of the transgender community.

It is beyond doubt that the recognition and integration of all genders in today’s society is an absolute must. This also indicates the importance of, in particular, the inclusion of transgender persons in all realms of sports. The sacrosanct Olympic Charter speaks volumes of basic fundamental rights in modern sport: “without discrimination of any kind such as race, colour, sex, sexual orientation”. Based on the authoritative principles of the Olympic Charter it is deemed that the world of sport must do everything in its power to eradicate any sort of discrimination which is in violation of fundamental human rights. However, this is easier said than done; there are innumerous debates and issues regarding the topic of transgender in sex-segregated sports. This article analyses whether the guidelines issued by sport organisations for transgenders can be reformed to pave way for greater inclusivity.

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An Ode to an Uber- Journalist

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

From being an accidental journalist to being the most loved and revered sports columnist this country has ever seen, the career of Nirmal Shekhar has left an indelible imprint in the minds of all sports fans. He was a connoisseur who catapulted sports journalism to the realm of unmatched finesse. The exceptional factor of his writings was that he enraptured the fanatic and the casual sports fans alike. Rishika’s eulogy brings to our attention the life and the most celebrated articles by Nirmal Shekhar.

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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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Doping-A menace

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

That brazenness… I just did not have the switch to turn that off. It helped me on the bike but it also got me where I am today. –Lance Armstrong

This quote of Lance Armstrong is a symbolism of the apathy of all the sportspersons who have indulged in doping with an aim to win the game just to lose the spirit of sportsmanship. ‘Doping’ is the deliberate or the inadvertent use of a substance or a method by sportspersons banned by the Medical Commission Of International Olympic Committee/World Anti-Doping Agency. The issue is very important because doping defeats the very purpose of sports that is to offer a level playing field to all the competitors. In this article Rishika analyses the need for greater administration and resources required by NADA to be able to appropriately segregate the athletes who indulge in doping from those who medicate for legitimate reasons.

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