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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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Match Manipulation and Inadequacy of Indian Criminal Law

“The integrity of the game is everything” Peter Uberroth
Sporting Integrity is one of the most controversial points of the current century. Issues such as doping, betting, gambling, match-manipulation have engulfed the sporting sphere. In India, the issue of match-fixing has sprung up time and again, highlighting the inadequacy of the current system of administration and governance in mitigating its occurrence. In this article, our Guest Contributor, – Ishwar Singh Poonia has explained the complexities of regulation of match-fixing regulation in India.

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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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Surinder Singh Barmi v. BCCI : Analysis of the Competition Law principles

By Tejaswa Naswa (IVth year – National  Law Institute University, Bhopal)

The interface between sports and competition law has always interested the academicians and the professionals alike. In India one case which stands out for competition law analysis is Surinder Singh Barmi v BCCI. Our Guest Contributor Tejaswa Sood elaborately traces the development of the case and details the arguments and analysis of this important judgment.

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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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IPL’s Media Medallion leaves us STAR-STRUCK for 5 years

By Rishika Mendiratta (Co-founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar

Broadcasting is too serious a business to be left to the broadcasters-Tony Benn

The above quote is an apt prelude to the events, speculations and the result that surrounded the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) media rights auction that concluded on September 4, 2017.

Star secured the deal for India’s (TV and digital) as well as overseas broadcast rights for IPL for a whopping Rs. 16347.5 crores. This article is an attempt to analyse the frenzy around the pre-bid controversies and the results of the most talked about media rights bid in the Indian Sports scenario.

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