INFORM: Sports Law – August 2023

Here is the August 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 – 

  • ESFI President Confirms that 28% GST Does Not Apply to Esports
  • NADA Rolls Out Anti-Doping Helpline for Athletes
  • OFC Takes Steps to Ensure a Safer Football for All
  • ITIA Imposes $10,000 Fine on Mark Philippoussis for Breaching Betting Sponsorship Rules
  • NADA India and SARADO enter into MoU for Developing Anti-Doping Education Plan
  • BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Key Decisions
  • IOC Asks Randhir Singh to Continue as OCA’s Acting President
  • PETA Seeks Review of SC Decision on State Laws Allowing Jallikattu and Other Bovine Sports
  • Harmanpreet Kaur Suspended for Breach of the ICC Code of Conduct
  • Madhya Pradesh Esports Academy to be Launched Soon

Case Laws – 

  • CAS Upholds Legality of FIFA Football Agents Regulations
  • SC Grants Two-Week Extension for Filing Objections to the IOA Draft Constitution
  • WFI Election Scheduled to be Held on 12 August After SC Lifted Interim Stay
  • Delhi HC Upholds Punia and Phogat’s Exemption from Selection Trials