Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Opinion: BCCI in disarray

There is no doubt that the comments made by Hardik Pandya on Koffee with Karan were questionable. Viewer opinions may vary on the extent to which they were offensive, but most will agree that they didn’t show him, and possibly the culture inside the entire Indian...

How BCCI was reduced to tatters bit by bit

Nostalgia has a unique trait of glorifying the bygone. It varnishes over all the irregularities that are associated with the follies of the past. The way Indian cricket was run a decade ago had cricket pundits, experts, the media...

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

This article first appeared on KhelAdhikar written by Rishika Mendiratta, Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar. She can be reached at kheladhikarblog@gmail.com ----- “May you live in interesting times”.  This phrase can be considered the English equivalent of Acche Din. In the...

India closer to egalitarian play: A look at women in sports

This article first appeared on KhelAdhikar, written by Wilfred Synrem, the Chief Editor at KhelAdhikar (3rd Year Student at Gujarat National Law University). He can be reached at wilfredsynrem@gmail.com --------- “Women get the attention when we get into the men’s arena,...

The Power Balance between Sportspersons and Administrators

The recent controversy surrounding the Regulations, Terms & Conditions for NESC – 2018 (“Regulations”) issued by the ESports Federation of India (ESFI) for the selection of players for the Asian Games highlighted the unequal bargaining power existing with the...

Betting and Gambling Report: The Law Commission of India Hedges its Bets and Still Loses

In early July 2018, we saw a spate of headlines and news reports stating that the Law Commission of India (the Commission) had recommended that betting and gambling be legalised in India. These arose from the release of the Commission’s 276th Report, titled...
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W​​hat ​the elections held after five years mean to DDCA

The more things change, the more they remain the same, some say. This is likely to be the case with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), despite its elections taking place after five years and a new set...

Legal analysis of the Haryana Government’s notification requiring deposit of income

The notification by the Haryana government, requiring sportspersons to deposit 1/3rd of the income has generated significant controversy. The outrage by the athletes led to the M.L. Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, putting a hold on the notification. The detractors have gone to the extent of terming it ‘bizzare’...

Do the IAAF’s new regulations for female athletes present a bias of sorts?

The World Governing Body for Athletics has now come up with specific guidelines regarding the much talked about rules for eligibility of female classification for its events. If one remembers correctly, the Indian relevance to the same came after...

Are athletes in Gold Coast aware of the “No needle policy”?

Very recently, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the intention to send a 3-member independent team to the Commonwealth Games to scrutinise and properly study all aspects of drug testing at Gold Coast. They would be present with their...