Monday, July 23, 2018

Law in Sports

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’...

A tragedy of errors by the Sports Ministry and Volleyball Federation

Volleyball has gained quite a lot of ground in India as a regional sport, particularly dominating the Southern part of the country as one of its most popular fields of play. In fact, in the state of Kerala, such...

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...