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The Emergence of Sports Law 

Manisha Sudarshan
Bharathi Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College, Pune
Maharashtra, India

Volume II – Issue IV, 2019

There is a quest for the development of sports law in our country. It is mainly created by a combination of various rules and policy decisions which is purely governed by the government of India. Some of the Indian sports enactments have been borrowed from the respective laws of other countries. The emergence of BCCI has put forwarded a staggering development in the field of sports in India. It is a massive society which governs the sport of cricket and it is a non-statutory body which do not enjoy any kind of financial assistance from the government. It acts as a private club and as such issuance of a writ against it would be completely beyond the scope of Article 226 of the Constitution of India. The emergence of men’s hockey federation also played prominent role in the development of the hockey in India. In order to protect the sanctity of the sports there was a need for the commencement of the national dope testing laboratory. The emanation of various federations like Sports Authority of India, Indian Olympic Corporation etc. have led to the dire need of revenue resources to erect basic organizational structure of various national sports teams. The remuneration guaranteed to the athletes are based solely on the competition law and various federations are striving to get monopoly rights to legitimize its own rules and regulations. The sports law and the welfare association of India is a dispute resolution body fabricated to untangle the problems arising in the sports sector. With the ratification of Prasar Bharati Act the main objective was to provide a free to air basis, of sporting events of national importance through mandatory sharing of sports broadcasting signals. Sexual harassment in the sports sector has turned out to be a cardinal issue in the present scenario. Various legislations has to be promulgated to ensure safe environment for the athlete.

 

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