INFORM: Sports Law – October 2023

Here is the October 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 – 

  • DGGI Sends Rs. 55k Cr. Tax Notices to Online Gaming Companies
  • BCCI Releases Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment
  • NADA Provisionally Suspends Sprinter Hima Das for Whereabouts Failure
  • Tennis Player Simona Halep Suspended for Anti-Doping Violations
  • Sports Ministry Withdraws Recognition of Sqay Federation of India as an RSF
  • FIFA Enforces German Court’s Injunction against its Football Agent Regulations
  • WADA Approves 2024 Prohibited List, Bans Tramadol Use
  • Neck Guards Made Mandatory for Australian Batters
  • Track & Field Athlete Tobi Amusan Cleared of Doping Charges, AIU Appeals to CAS
  • New Sanctions Imposed on RUSADA for Non-Compliance
  • ICC Charges Eight Players and Officials for Corruption

Case Laws – 

  • SC Stays Order Quashing GST Notice Against Gameskraft
  • HC Stays IOA Letter Granting Recognition to the Handball Association (India)
  • Viacom18 Secures Injunction Against Rogue Websites Streaming BCCI Events
  • Asian Games 2023: Boxers’ Petitions to Hold Selection Trials Dismissed
  • Basketball Federation of India Directed to Issue Provisional Certificates of Participation to Players