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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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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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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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Cricket: Pitching a Transcending Charisma

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

What do they know of cricket who only cricket know. – CLR James

There is an age-old intersection between culture and cricket. Unbeknownst to us, cricket has been turning the tides of political movements for centuries in countries such as South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan (to name a few). The article is a collection of such incidents across the world that echo the ideal that true sportsmanship is fair play and humanity at its best.

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Melville simplified: How a POLICY ANALYSIS swiftly curbs the Blue Whale Challenge in India

By Wilfred Synrem ( Gujarat National Law University)

Suggestions pertaining to the Blue Whale challenge have mostly revolved around developing counter narratives on social media or establishing suicide helplines. However, Maneka Gandhi and advocate Gurmeet Singh recently made headlines when they questioned the policy changes required to battle this social malaise.
It is in light of these considerations, Wilfred Synrem has provided an overview of the changes required to the IT Act and the IPC along with administrative actions that can carry out the same

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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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