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Player Eligibility Criteria in Cricket

By Shaun Star Introduction When one considers India’s ongoing cricket tour of England, while the Indian team comprises exclusively of India born and bred cricketers, the English team has a significant number of members who are either South African or Irish born, and not necessarily citizens of...

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Minors’ Agreements in Sports

  By Roshan Gopalakrishna Introduction In most legal systems, an agreement between two parties is legally binding and each party is required to honour the terms of the contract. An exception to this general rule occurs when one of the parties to the contract is a minor. To...

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Regulating Doping in Sport

By Vidya Narayanaswamy Introduction The regulation of doping is not a new concept in the area of sports law. However, this area of sporting regulation also has to evolve to keep pace with changes such as technology advances. Moreover, as the monetary value for winning sporting competitions...

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@Sport and social media #legal aspects

By Nandan Kamath Background Given the vast numbers of people who use online social networking in recent times, it is axiomatic that legal issues surrounding sport and social networking websites may arise. According to recently released figures, Twitter boasts a total of 175 million users on its...

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Interview with Retd. Justice Mukul Mudgal

Interview with Retd. Justice Mukul Mudgal Could you please tell us a little about your professional journey? What brought you to the legal profession and, more recently, what has motivated your interest in sports law? I graduated in Honours in Chemistry from Hindu College, Delhi University. I...

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Combating Online Piracy of Live Sports Broadcasts

By Nanda Chalam Regulating the dissemination and consumption of proprietary content on the internet has been an extraordinary challenge for rights holders and law enforcement agencies in recent years. In its short history of a few decades, the internet has grown exponentially into a borderless, virtual...

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The Right of Publicity and Use of Player Attributes

By Roshan Gopalakrishna The ‘right of publicity’ is a relatively nascent personal right in the Indian context. In brief, the right of publicity is the right of an individual to exercise control over the commercial use of the individual’s name, image, likeness or other distinctive features...

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Eligibility Criteria for Sportspersons

By Vidya Narayanaswamy Introduction The issue of ‘Eligibility criteria for sportspersons’ assumes importance in light of dynamic models of citizenship, nationality and residency such as dual citizenship and overseas citizenship which allow persons who have lived and trained in one country to play for or represent another,...

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Public Accountability of National Sports Federations

By Vidya Narayanaswamy The Draft National Sports (Development) Bill, 2011 brings into focus an important issue – the legal status of National Sporting Federations (NSFs) and their accountability in courts of law. In this learning module, we describe and summarise the current state of Indian law...

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