The second edition of Law and Sports in India examines the position of sports within our constitutional framework, the upcoming sports policies, the increasing commercialisation of sports today and the challenges faced by sportspersons, event organisers and sports federations. This wide ranging work discusses current issues including the IPL probe report, doping controversies and related cases, gender discrimination, concerns about nationality in sports, and unresolved questions relating to broadcasting law and taxation of earnings from sports. A chapter is also devoted to the legacy of the Commonwealth Games 2010.
The authors, with an aim to raise awareness about vital legal issues in sports, have taken into account decisions of the Indian judiciary as well as courts worldwide.
This book will be of interest to lawyers, judges, regulatory bodies, sportspersons, sports administrators, sports institutions and most of all, sports lovers.
Law and Sports in India serves as a useful reference for all stakeholders to understand the multiple facets of sports and the underlying legal principles. – Injeti Srinivas Director General, Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth A airs and Sports
…from an athlete’s point of view, this book is a comprehensive guide of legal developments in sports and spreads much-needed awareness in India. – Abhinav Bindra Indian Shooter, Beijing Olympic Gold Medallist, Arjuna Awardee for Shooting (2000)
…an instructive, edifying read. Justice Mudgal, to my mind, is the pre-eminent voice of sports law in India and ably aided by Vidushpat-he has given sports lovers a must-read book. – Viren Rasquinha Former Captain of the Indian Hockey Team, Arjuna Awardee for Hockey (2005)
I have had the pleasure of working with the authors during the drafting of the Sports Bill and their experience, knowledge and their ability to simplify complex issues are re ected in the book. Justice Mudgal, in particular, has been a crusader of the sports movement and athletes’ rights in the country and I hope that after going through this book, more people raise their concerns for a sports bill in the country. – Ashwini Nachappa Former Athlete, Arjuna Awardee for Athletics (1988)