INFORM: Sports Law – February 2024

Here is the February 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 – 

  • Formula E Announces Cancellation of Hyderabad E-Prix
  • ICC Rejects Khawaja’s Appeal Against Sanction for Wearing Black Armband
  • ICC lifts Suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket’s Membership
  • No FIFA Sanction for Brazil as CBF Prez Rodrigues Returns
  • ICC Playing Conditions: New Amendments to Stumping, Concussion Substitute Rules
  • Breach of Anti-Corruption Code: Cricketer Nasir Hossain Banned for 2 Years
  • FIFA Appeal Committee Confirms Ban on Former RFEF President Rubiales
  • NADA Reduces Sanctions of Athletes for Admitting to Doping
  • Online Gaming: Maharashtra Passes GST Amendment Act
  • Raghuram Iyer Appointed as CEO of Indian Olympic Association
  • AIFF Notifies Members of Internal Complaints Committee for 2024

Case Laws – 

  • Income from Sub-Licencing of Sports Broadcasting Rights for Live Transmission, Not Royalty Income
  • Bombay HC Refuses to Interfere with Recruitment to Post of Sports Coach