By – Sudipto Hambir (2nd Year Student at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences) and Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar) “You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita.” –Swami Vivekanda The importance and impact of the beautiful game is transcendental. After the conclusion of the Under -17 FIFA World Cup and consistent efforts by India to catalyze the development of sport in the country, we are certainly headed in the right direction. Intermediaries play an indispensable role in the professional growth and development of the football in general and the athletes in particular. This necessitates an analysis of the regulatory framework governing them in the present times. Our Guest Contributor Sudipto Hambir and Managing Editor Rishika Mendiratta delve into the intricacies of the Intermediary Regulations as implemented in India and globally.
By Wilfred Synrem (Chief Editor at KhelAdhikar) “Don’t let anyone tell you, you are weak because you are a woman. If I being a mother of two, can win a medal, so can you all. Take me as an example and never give up” Mary Kom Female athletes hope to inspire other girls into pursuing sports as a promising career. But, at the same time, does the system in sport encourage such young girls? For that matter, does the society encourage the same? Since time immemorial, women have overcome discrimination in sports, including the gender pay gap, the sexual harassment incidents or the lack of opportunities. But the recent years, have a shown a positive sign of policy changes for women sports in India. Wilfred Synrem analyses the inequality and the gender-bias in Indian and Global Sports and the measures taken to combat the same.