INFORM: Sports Law – September 2023

Here is the September 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 – 

  • FIDE Bars Transgender Players from Women’s Events
  • World Taekwondo Extraordinary Council Meeting Takes Place in Chuncheon
  • 28% Tax on Online Gaming: GST Amendment Bills Receive President’s Assent
  • Re-Elected World Athletics President Sebastian Coe to Preside Over 1st Gender Equal Council
  • FIFA Provisionally Suspends RFEF President Rubiales, Spanish Court Deems Kiss as “Not Serious”
  • Indian Racewalker Bhawna Jat Provisionally Suspended for Whereabouts Failure
  • NADA Imposes Four-Year Ban on Sprinter Dutee Chand for Doping
  • Sports Ministry Recognises Handball Association of India as National Sports Federation
  • AIFF Task Force Set Up to Assess Status of PIO & OCI Football Players

Case Laws – 

  • Grant of Interim Relief Proves Fruitless: GBPL Season 2 Postponed Indefinitely
  • 75% Minimum Criterion for Admission Under Sports Quota Struck Down
  • Permanent Injunction Issued Against Infringement of ‘Dream 11’ Trademark
  • 22 Rogue Websites Restrained from Streaming Asia Cup 2023
  • Stay on WFI Election Extended till Sept 25, SC Refuses to Interfere with HC’s Decision