Demarcating a fine competitive balance: Exploring the monopolistic rationale of sports governing bodies in India (Part 1)
The business of sports is the ultimate competition. It is 7 x 24 x 365 x forever. Competition law and sports have always found themselves at interesting cross-roads. Starting from the landmark judgments in the Surinder Singh Barmi and Hockey India case to the recent Competition Commission of India orders pertaining to the All India Chess Federation and Athletic Federation, the competition law jurisprudence of sports in India has taken an interesting turn. Considering the importance of this issue, Rishika Mendiratta has given a detailed yet lucid analysis of competition law principles in sports administration.
By Tejaswa Naswa (IVth year – National Law Institute University, Bhopal) The interface between sports and competition law has always interested the academicians and the professionals alike. In India one case which stands out for competition law analysis is Surinder Singh Barmi v BCCI. Our Guest Contributor Tejaswa Sood elaborately traces the development of the case and details the arguments and analysis of this important judgment.