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Sports Regulation

Regulation of Sports Agents

By Nandan Kamath Introduction A sports agent is a person authorized to act for a professional athlete or sports organisation when dealing with third parties. In theory, a sports agent is merely an intermediary tasked with ensuring that the supply and demand for labour within sport and...

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Government ‘Interference’ in Sport

By Roshan Gopalakrishna Introduction The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has included a few provisions in the new draft sports bill which effectively gives the government the power to regulate sports federations and also intervene in their operations if the government feels that they are being...

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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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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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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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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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