INFORM: Sports Law – June 2023

Here is the June edition of the ‘Inform: Sports Law’ publication. We endeavour to provide a synopsis of key developments in sports, esports, and gaming laws in India, 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 – 

  • Indian Umpire, Jatin Kashyap Charged with Offences under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code
  • NHRC Issues Notice to Sports Ministry for Lack of Internal Complaints Committee under POSH Act
  • UEFA Football Board Recommends Amendments to Handball Rules
  • Juventus Enters into Plea Deal with Italian Football Federation in Salary Maneuver Case
  • Regional Sports Club Request for Building Tax Exemption Rejected
  • Ad-hoc Committee Formed by IOA Assumes Control of WFI Office
  • ITIA Charges Simona Halep with Another Doping Offence

Case Laws – 

  • SC Upholds State Amendments Allowing Bovine Sports – Jallikattu, Bullock Cart Race and Kambala
  • Former Judge of Karnataka HC Appointed as BFI Administrator
  • Justice L Nageswara Rao Entrusted with Task of Finalising AIFF Constitution
  • SAI Directed to Set Up Selection Committee to Pick the Indian Karate Team for Competing in Asian Games