INFORM: Sports Law – July 2023

Here is the July 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 – 

  • BCCI to Formulate Policy for Retired Cricketers’ Participation in Overseas Leagues
  • Enhanced Games: Sports Event that Encourages Doping
  • Technical Regulations for Electric Sport Vehicles Released by FIA
  • Anti-Doping Education Provided to Gamers during Olympic Esports Week
  • IOC Asks Indian Olympic Association to Appoint CEO Without Any Delay
  • Dream 11 Selected as Lead Sponsor for Indian Cricket Team Days After BCCI Released Prohibited Brand Categories
  • IOC Withdraws Recognition of International Boxing Association

Case Laws – 

  • Gauhati High Court Stays WFI Elections
  • SC Refers to the Lack of Sexual Harassment Committees in Sports Federations, Issues Directions for Implementation of the POSH Act