Sports legislation in India: The need for a comprehensive Sports Law

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For a long time, sports had been seen in India as merely a source of entertainment, and thus had never been an issue of importance for the policy makers and legislators. Today sport emerges as an important component of Socio-economic development of a country. The sports sector contributes to the economy in multiple ways: by providing employment and supplementing the economic output due to commercial sports activities, by increasing expected life span of the population, by helping to avoid healthcare costs of the government, and a number of other ways. With this changing scenario, it is important to find out whether the legislations in India are comprehensive with regards to the issues the world of sports brings.

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