Law & Sports in India- Developments, Issues and Challenges
Author : Mukul Mudgal & Vidushpat Singhania
ISBN : 9789351437192
EDITION : 2nd
NO. OF VOLUMES : 1
COPYRIGHT YEAR : 2016
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)
"Mukul Mudgal, former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, prior to his elevation, was a Judge of the Delhi High Court. He was also a member of Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and an Independent Advisor to the Lord Woolf Committee appointed by ICC. He headed the IPL Probe Committee appointed by the Supreme Court of India to conduct an independent inquiry into the allegation of corruption, betting and spot- xing in Indian Premier League (2013). He has chaired several committees including the drafting committee for the National Sports Development Bill, the Sporting Fraud Bill, the Slum Dwellers Act, the Rickshaw Pullers Act, the Doping Probe Committee constituted by MYAS, and the committees which suggested amendments to the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 and examined issues of certi cation under the Cinematograph Act, 1952. He also headed the one-man committee appointed by the Ministry of Corporate A airs to probe the Walmart lobbying allegations. Vidushpat Singhania is the managing partner at Ludus Legal, a rm specializing in sports and gaming laws. He has advised the Government of India on a number of policies and is integrated in the international sports law community. Schooled at Mayo College, Ajmer, Vidushpat completed Bachelors in Law from Government Law College, Mumbai, Masters in Sports Law from the DeMontfort University, Leicester, and Certi cate course in Sports Law from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Vidushpat also holds a Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resources."