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“BCCI Registers New Constitution: A Move Closer To Implementing Lodha Recommendations Yet Far From It”

“The heart, kidney, lungs are being taken out of these reforms”- Justice RM Lodha (on implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations by BCCI)
The BCCI –Lodha saga has seen many interesting twists and turns in the recent past. The attempts at cleansing the maladministration of cricket in the country has given mixed results and received halfhearted approval from the administrators. On August 9, 2018, Supreme Court of India approved, BCCI’s new constitution, formulated largely in accordance with the Lodha Committee recommendations. Although 30 days, time frame was speculated for its implementation by the state associations, it is yet to garner complete acceptance. In this article, Atul Lakshman delineates the history, rationale and a succinct analysis of the revamped BCCI Constitution.

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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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Demarcating a fine competitive balance: Exploring the monopolistic rationale of sports governing bodies in India (Part 1)

The business of sports is the ultimate competition. It is 7 x 24 x 365 x forever.

Competition law and sports have always found themselves at interesting cross-roads. Starting from the landmark judgments in the Surinder Singh Barmi and Hockey India case to the recent Competition Commission of India orders pertaining to the All India Chess Federation and Athletic Federation, the competition law jurisprudence of sports in India has taken an interesting turn. Considering the importance of this issue, Rishika Mendiratta has given a detailed yet lucid analysis of competition law principles in sports administration.

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A Primer on Esports in India-Analysis of the Governance Model

By Rishika Mendiratta ( Founder and Managing Editor of KhelAdhikar)

This time the topic is the unexplored domain of Esports. Being a demonstration sports in Asian games 2018, and a potential entrant for Olympics in 2024, it is time we understand the legal and policy framework of this burgeoning phenomenon in the world of sports.

In this article Rishika Mendiratta has explained the governance model of Esports in the country.

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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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Towards a steady breakdown of barriers: Time to move from disabilities to discoverabilities.

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

This scenario of disabled sports in India has immense significance because as per the census of 2011, 2.21% of the Indian population i.e. disabled 26.8 million is disabled.As we strive forward to the elusive Acche Din, there is an immense sense of pride to see them overcome physical and societal barriers. The time has come to transform our attitude from sympathy to empathy of the Disabled in India.

Sports provides the necessary impetus in our aim of an inclusive society and a better India. This blog post is an attempt to explain the struggle, triumph, success and dedication of the disabled athletes and the changing environment of the legal and policy framework for the disabled in India.

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Limiting the contours of mandatory sharing -A detailed analysis of the Union of India v BCCI decision

By Aman Gupta,
Sports and Gaming Lawyer

The Supreme Court of India, in the case of Union of India v. Board of Control for Cricket in India , has recently held that the live feed of cricket matches received by the Prasar Bharati, under the Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act, 2007, could only be re-transmitted on its own terrestrial and DTH networks. The present blog article by Aman Gupta discusses the factual background of the decision and analyses the decision of the Hon’ble Court.

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The Problem of Age Fraud in Indian Sports

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founding and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The age-old saying, “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn game go back in the same box”, highlights the importance of the ephemeral life of any sport and the players who are a part of it. Unfortunately, this ideal of Fair Play has been tarnished in the Indian sports because of the prevalent age fraud controversies.

Uptil now, the legislative steps taken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs (MYAS), such as the enactment of The National Code Against Age Fraud in Sports, is a mere paper tiger because of poor implementation measures by the respective sports bodies. In this article Rishika analyses the importance of better framework to prevent age fraud in India.

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