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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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India closer to egalitarian play: A look at women in sports

By Wilfred Synrem (Chief Editor at KhelAdhikar)

“Don’t let anyone tell you, you are weak because you are a woman. If I being a mother of two, can win a medal, so can you all. Take me as an example and never give up” Mary Kom

Female athletes hope to inspire other girls into pursuing sports as a promising career. But, at the same time, does the system in sport encourage such young girls? For that matter, does the society encourage the same?

Since time immemorial, women have overcome discrimination in sports, including the gender pay gap, the sexual harassment incidents or the lack of opportunities. But the recent years, have a shown a positive sign of policy changes for women sports in India. Wilfred Synrem analyses the inequality and the gender-bias in Indian and Global Sports and the measures taken to combat the same.

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The Diatribe Against Doping

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

The quote by Mae West, -“The score never interested me, only the game”, aptly summarises the fight against doping in sport. Every revelation about an athlete who had indulged in doping, whether, it was Ben Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Tyson Gay or Maria Sharapova, has saddened and angered the fans and competitors alike. If the Garica Report in 2014 revolutionised the world of FIFA governance by exposing corruption, the Richard Mclaren Report in 2016 about Russia’s organised doping scandal has raised some unprecedented questions and has paved way for a greater change to combat this menace. This article by Rishika looks at WADA and the world doping scenario.

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PPP IN SPORTS

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The diversification in the manner and ways of playing sports along with changes in technology have resulted in greater sophistication in the requirement of the sporting infrastructure. The Commonwealth Games, 2010 (CWG, 2010) and Formula One were the two mega-sporting events which India had organised recently aside from cricketing tournaments. In the recent future it will be organizing the Under- 17 FIFA World Cup and is looking for the prospects to successfully bid for hosting Under- 22 FIFA World Cup. The creation of sports infrastructure will also have various complementary benefits for the country such as the development of urban infrastructure along with booming prospects of sports tourism. In this article Rishika analyses the intersection between PPP and sports in India.

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