INFORM: Sports Law – December 2023

Here is the December 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 – 

  • International Women’s Cricket: ICC Bans Transgender Players
  • Wankhede Pitch-Change: A Look at Playing Conditions
  • Mathews’ Dismissal: First Time Out in International Cricket
  • ICC Introduces Stop Clock in Men’s ODI and T20I Cricket
  • Govt Interference Leads ICC to Suspend Sri Lanka Cricket’s Membership
  • Russian Olympic Committee Files Appeal Against IOC Suspension
  • RUSADA Non-Compliance: Matter Referred to CAS
  • Anti-Doping Testing: WADA Releases Professional Standard for Practitioners
  • Anti-Corruption Code Breach: Former West Indies Cricketer Gets 6-Year Ban

Case Laws – 

  • POSH Compliance: Sports Institutes, Game Venues to Establish ICC
  • Supreme Court Lifts Stay on WFI Elections
  • Online Games of Skill Not Prohibited Under TN Online Gaming Act: HC
  • BAI Directed to Prepare Guidelines for Sanctioning Tournaments
  • HC Disposes Plea Alleging Disparity in Ticket Price for ICC World Cup Match
  • “Dream11” Trademark Infringement: HC Issues Permanent Injunction