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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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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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