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The Third Umpire

The Lodha Committee report has been cataclysmic for the Board of Control for Cricket in India because of the precedent it has set. The highest court in the country has wrenched the BCCI's door off its hinges and from now on, it cannot be fixed in the way the board would want it to be. The report has the power to become the lodestone through which India's substandard sports governance can be reined in. It is also a case study of how a lack of self-regulation can lead to an independent, autonomous sports organisation mismanaging itself to within the reach of the law.

Breathless Kabaddi

The success of the Pro Kabaddi League has been an eye-opener for the “other side” of television executives and audiences long disdainful of this Indian sport.

Offside!

Amidst the excitement of Brazil 2014, few realise that the football World Cup is the biggest single gambling event of the decade.

Big Brother BCCI's Watching!

By tightening its iron-fisted grip over the media, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has morphed into the thought police of a Big Brother.

Sporting Mega-Events

The legendary Pele got an earful from the hundreds of thousands of protestors on the streets of Brazil who refused to heed his appeal to "forget" the protests and support the national football team. Unthinkable as it is, does it indicate that popular protests have finally overcome their inability to challenge the sporting mega event, that the modern-day "circus" is now seen for what it is: a scam of massive proportions?

Sporting Mega-Events: What the Protesting Brazilians Learnt from their BRICS Compatriots

The legendary Pele got an earful from the hundreds of thousands of protestors on the streets of Brazil who refused to heed his appeal to “forget” the protests and support the national football team. Unthinkable as it is, does it indicate that popular protests have finally overcome their inability to challenge the sporting mega-event, that the modern day “circus” is now seen for what it is: a scam of massive proportions?
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