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A take on India’s emerging competition law jurisprudence:Deciphering India’s leading sports law cases (Part 2)

“Competition is the spice of sports, but if you make spice the whole meal, you will be sick” – George Leonard
The above quote is an apt description of the relation of sports with both on filed competitiveness and competition law. Part 1 of this article explored the unique conceptual cross-roads of the application of competition law principles in sports. In this article Rishika Mendiratta elaborates upon the interpretation and application of these principles in various Indian sports legal issues. The article also deliberates on the possible ways and means of balancing the various competing interests in sports governance and administration.

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The commercial handshake: Exploring the pervasiveness of IPL-IPR

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The transition from Orwell’s interpretation of, “Sports is war minus shooting” to Andre Maurious’ description of, “Business is a combination of war and sport” encapsulates the present scenario of societal and commercial inter-linkages of the sports industry.
In the Indian context, IPL is the best example justifying this scenario. The following article tries to explain the rationale, means and instances of Intellectual Property Protection in the Indian Premier League.

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The influx of legal jargons for the removal of panjandrums

By-Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

Reagan once said, “Status quo is the mess we are in.”

Sports administration is the backbone for the growth and development of the athletes, sports organizations, professional and semi- professional leagues. It provides the necessary impetus for changing the sporting performance of any nation. The love-hate relationship between sports and politics has been a media hot-potato since forever. Due to excessive politicization of sports there has been a detrimental effect to the overall progress of sports in our country. Consequently there is a retrenched resentment in the every Indian sports fan. This article elaborates upon the present system of governance and prospective policy and legislative changes that can be a harbinger of good times for Indian sports.

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