INFORM: Sports Law – May 2024

Here is the May 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 – 

  • IOC Recognition: CAS Dismisses International Boxing Association’s Appeal
  • Match Fixing: West Indies Cricketer Devon Thomas Handed 5-Yr Ban
  • Chinese Swimmers’ Doping Case: WADA Paves the Way for Review
  • Women’s Participation: Cricket Australia Takes a Stand
  • Tennis Betting: Lifetime Ban for Bulgarian Umpire
  • Deferred Wages: Juventus to Pay Cristiano Ronaldo €9.8 Million
  • Beijing Half Marathon: Winners Disqualified
  • Smart Mouthguards: World Rugby Announces Interim Changes
  • Wrestling in Limbo: UWW Threatens to Re-impose Suspension
  • Back on Track: Hima Cleared by NADA Panel
  • Indian Athletes Sanctioned for Doping

Case Laws – 

  • IPL Tickets: BCCI to Consider Plea Seeking Action Against Black Marketing
  • Kerala Govt to Issue Guidelines Prescribing Extent of School Playground