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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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The Problem of Age Fraud in Indian Sports

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founding and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The age-old saying, “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn game go back in the same box”, highlights the importance of the ephemeral life of any sport and the players who are a part of it. Unfortunately, this ideal of Fair Play has been tarnished in the Indian sports because of the prevalent age fraud controversies.

Uptil now, the legislative steps taken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs (MYAS), such as the enactment of The National Code Against Age Fraud in Sports, is a mere paper tiger because of poor implementation measures by the respective sports bodies. In this article Rishika analyses the importance of better framework to prevent age fraud in India.

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The influx of legal jargons for the removal of panjandrums

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

Reagan once said, “Status quo is the mess we are in.”

Sports administration is the backbone for the growth and development of the athletes, sports organizations, professional and semi- professional leagues. It provides the necessary impetus for changing the sporting performance of any nation. The love-hate relationship between sports and politics has been a media hot-potato since forever. Due to excessive politicization of sports there has been a detrimental effect to the overall progress of sports in our country. Consequently there is a retrenched resentment in the every Indian sports fan. This article elaborates upon the present system of governance and prospective policy and legislative changes that can be a harbinger of good times for Indian sports.

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