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Sports Law – A Developing And Crucial Law Given Less Attention

Ilakkiya K, Sastra Deemed University, School of Law


Sports have played an integral part in human life. It has been a necessary component for human development and good health both physically and mentally. It promotes a sense of friendliness, team spirit, confidence, discipline etc., among people. Most of the people consider sports as a source of entertainment. But it does not stop with enjoyment alone, surprisingly there are also many interesting facts about sports. Numerous distinct games are rising in India and it holds various national and international games. Most of the people do not have a clear notion of sports law and the way it works. Sports law provides a solution to all the amateur and professional legal issues relating to various sports. Multitude area of laws like the contract, tort, tax, competition law, arbitration etc., is covered under the sports law. However, in developing the sports jurisprudence the Indian judiciary’s contribution has been negligible. It is always been in the second place for sports and its related issues in India. Many issues like poor wages, termination of the contract, racial discrimination are faced by the players. The structure of sports governance in India with these issues might lead to underperformance of India in the sports field. Therefore this paper focuses on giving a clear idea about sports law by covering all the areas of law that might arise in sports along with the issues faced in sports law with relevant case laws and the steps to avoid these issues by comparing the importance given to sports law in other countries.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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