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Mudgal’s book on law and sports

Justice Mukul Mudgal and Vidushpat Singhania at the launch of their book in New Delhi on Saturday.

Justice Mukul Mudgal and Vidushpat Singhania at the launch of their book in New Delhi on Saturday.  

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It was a select gathering but significant to celebrate the launch of the second edition of Law and Sports in India-Development, Issues and Challenges, by Justice Mukul Mudgal and Vidushpat Singhania at the India Habitat Centre here on Friday.

The book, published by LexisNexis, was released by former Supreme Court judge Justice A. K. Patnaik in the presence of eminent dignitaries such as International Institute of Human Rights Society vice-president and former Attorney-General Soli J. Sorabjee, senior advocate of the Supreme Court and former Additional Solicitor-General Raju Ramachandran, noted journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and many serving and retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.

Justice Patnaik praised Justice Mudgal and Singhania’s work profusely, “Where do you look for law on sports if not this book. Every aspect of sports law has been covered in this book. It is an overview of the sports scenario today; especially the chapter on the IPL probe is very comprehensive. The book points out that there is a need for regulation. Regulation is a must, not to curb but to encourage playing. The author has done a tremendous job.”

Encyclopaedia

Sorabjee termed the book an encyclopaedia.

“I will not call it a book but an encyclopaedia. It covers various aspects of sports law; especially the chapter on judicial review is quite insightful. There are chapters on IPL probe report, doping controversies and related cases, and gender discrimination.

“It also raises concerns about nationality in sports and unresolved questions relating to broadcasting law and taxation of earnings from sports. The book is a monumental work on sports law that will help one understand sports law better. ”

Ramachandran shared his 40-year association with Justice Mudgal. “He is a man who weeps when injustice happens. This event is a celebration of the second edition of this standard work as well as my 40 years of association with the author.”

Justice Mudgal, in his response, gave Singhania due credit. “The role of my co-author has been underplayed. It is he who has done the maximum work.”

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