INFORM: Sports Law – April 2024

Here is the April edition of the ‘Inform: Sports Law’ publication. We endeavour to provide a synopsis of key developments in sports, esports, and gaming laws in India and overseas, as well as to engage with stakeholders in these fields.

The Indian sports arena continues to witness an increased focus on strengthening the regulatory framework through legislative changes and court pronouncements.

The highlights of the current issue are:

Updates – 

  • FIFA is ‘Completely Opposed’ to Blue Cards: FIFA President
  • Stop Clock Rule Made Permanent in ODIs, T20Is
  • Football Governance Bill Introduced in UK Parliament
  • Paul Pogba Gets 4-Yr Ban After Testing Positive for Banned Substance
  • CAS Upholds Halep’s Appeal, Reduces Suspension Period to 9 Months
  • MCC Panel Recommends Minimum 3-Match Test Series
  • IOC Establishes Panel to Evaluate Eligibility of Individual Neutral Athletes
  • Sports Ministry Revokes Suspension of Paralympic Committee
  • IOA Dissolves Ad-hoc Committee After World Wrestling Body Lifts WFI Suspension
  • Recruitment by Govt: Eligibility Extended to Khelo India Medal Winners
  • Sprinter Nirmala Sheoran Handed 8-Yr Ban for Second Doping Violation
  • Rowing Federation of India: Election Results to be Declared After Court Nod

Case Laws – 

  • TN Football Association: Challenge Against Administrative Committee Dismissed
  • IPL 2024: Dynamic+ Injunction Issued in Favour of Viacom 18