INFORM: Sports Law – November 2023

Here is the November 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 – 

  • PCB Alleges Inappropriate Conduct During India vs Pak Match, Files Complaint with ICC
  • AFC Extraordinary Congress 2023: AIFF Disciplinary Committee Chairperson Vaibhav Gaggar Elected as Appeal Committee Member
  • National Games 2023: IOA Ad-Hoc Panel Rejects Entries from Rajasthan State Wrestling Association
  • Cricketer Vanshaj Sharma Banned for 2 Years for Submitting Multiple Birth Certificates
  • IOC Suspends Russian Olympic Committee for Breach of Olympic Charter
  • IBA Asks “World Boxing” to Refrain from Using its Trademarks
  • RFEF Ex-Prez Rubiales Banned by FIFA for 3 Years
  • Tennis Player Simona Halep Files Appeal With CAS Over Doping Suspension
  • RUSADA Disputes Allegations of Non-Compliance by WADA
  • Cricket Set to be Included in Los Angeles Olympic Games 2028
  • GAISF’s Final Liquidation Receives Members’ Approval at EGA

Case Laws – 

  • SLPs Against Stay On WFI Election: Apex Court Issues Notice
  • Delhi HC Directs Taekwondo Federation Of India To Conduct Fresh Trials
  • Delhi HC Stays Elections Of Gymnastics Federation Of India’s Executive Committee
  • Virat Kohli’s Video on Outdoor Sports: HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance
  • ICC World Cup 2023: Rogue Websites Restrained From Streaming Cricket Matches
  • TDSAT Rejects Plea Against Free Streaming of Star Sports on OTT Platform