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Who is the bigger loser?

By Naman Lohiya (4th year student at Gujarat National Law University)

“The entire legal system was built upon the assumption that people would have adequate representation. When they don’t, the system fails, and the laws don’t matter.” – Shari Redstone

In this article Naman Lohiya has reopened the discussion on the powers of national federations as well as the importance of sporting dispute settlement mechanisms in India.
It will take you down the memory lane to Rio 2016, when Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav were involved in a murky selection controversy. The dramatic saga of Narsingh Yadav’s doping battle that ensued is not unknown to anyone. It has almost been two years since this dispute, but the problems in the administration of doping agencies, national federations and sports dispute settlement mechanisms that surfaced then, still persist.

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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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An Ode to an Uber- Journalist

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

From being an accidental journalist to being the most loved and revered sports columnist this country has ever seen, the career of Nirmal Shekhar has left an indelible imprint in the minds of all sports fans. He was a connoisseur who catapulted sports journalism to the realm of unmatched finesse. The exceptional factor of his writings was that he enraptured the fanatic and the casual sports fans alike. Rishika’s eulogy brings to our attention the life and the most celebrated articles by Nirmal Shekhar.

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THE DUBIOUS VERACITY OF SHARAPOVA’S CLAIMS (Analysing the International Tennis Federation v. Maria Sharapova decision)

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

“Sports does not build character, it reveals it.”- Heywood Broun

The fight against doping is not about good over evil, right versus wrong, the conflict between morality and sinfulness. Rather it is about equality of opportunity, preserving the spirit of sports, and the purity of emotion and human effort associated with every sporting endeavor. Therefore when elite athletes are associated with doping, it shatters the foundational framework of a fan and fellow athletes alike. This article does not delve upon the outcome of the controversial doping scandal over Maria Sharapova but rather the vacillating nature of her claims that makes us question, “Can the athletes always pass the burden to systemic fallacies?”

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