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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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Gujarat High Court folds on Poker

By Sakshi Pawar (Co-founder and Managing Editor of KhelAdhikar).

“A man has got to play the cards that was dealt him”
This has been true for the poker players and enthusiasts in India in both their professional and legal battles. Poker coming under the ambit of state legislation is still not legally allowed to be played under the mysterious garb of “Game of Skill” in various states. The much anticipated judgment of the Gujarat High Court on the legality of Poker was delivered on Dec 4, 2017. Contrary to most expectations it declared poker to be a game of chance.

This was a major blow for the game in Gujarat and other states where similar petitions are pending. This article by Sakshi Pawar gives us a succinct and precise analysis of the December 4 judgment.

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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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Dahi Handi: The balancing act of Sports, Religion and Politics

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

In the current times, India has been marked by the constant frictional interaction of religion and politics.  The first half of the year 2017 began with the uproar over the Jalikattu issue. It highlighted the importance of certain festivities embedded in the culture. Come second half, and we are all set to witness, the Supreme Court’s decision on the guidelines of Dahi Handi celebrations. This article by Rishika anaylses the SC guidelines and the aftermath of the decision in terms of practical implementation.

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