Madras HC: “Only a Sports Person can head Sports Body”

Madras HC: “Only a Sports Person can head Sports Body”

In a decision considered as ‘landmark’, the Madras High Court requested that henceforth, the places of the President, Vice-President and Secretary of all sports bodies in the State should be held simply by sportspersons, and not by legislators, politicians, or businesspersons. Justice R Mahadevan likewise expressed that sports associations must enroll themselves with the State government and to give an online enlistment framework to every athletic title.

Justice R. Mahadevan additionally requested that the determination of competitors for district, State-and public level occasions should be done rigorously based on legitimacy, and it ought to be inside the domain of the dynamic powers of choice councils including sports persons as it were. The appointed authority clarified that all determinations should be done in the wake of executing an internet-based enrollment framework, and that each sport body in the State should distribute on its site the subtleties of assets dispensed and the sum spent on every competitor for partaking in such occasions.

It would be compulsory for sports clubs and associations to unveil on their site the number of assets got from the Center just as the State government, aside from money spent on the athletes. Further, making it required for the sports bodies to get themselves enrolled with the State government, the court enabled the last option to start correctional activity against the clubs, affiliations, and leagues which select applicants based on superfluous contemplations. Any grievance in regards to nepotism, bias, etc. should be discarded within seven days, the court requested and proposed the establishment of a far-reaching law regarding the matter. Justice Mahadevan directed that a large number of bearings given by him should be followed in letter and soul, till the State governing body concocts a law on comparable lines. 

The court gave the bearings while discarding a writ appeal documented by S. Nithya, a talk about toss champion, who grumbled of separation and non-determination for public occasions regardless of having won gold and silver awards in State-level titles.

Arryan Mohanty
I am Arryan Mohanty, a second-year student, pursuing BA-LLB from Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur. Although my interests are constitutional law, administrative law, contracts, torts, and criminal law, I am also keeping a keen interest in other aspects of law as well. I am an analyst who analyses the geo-political situation and political situation during these times. I am a quizzer and actor....sometimes I play volleyball, kabaddi and tennis( not in touch since 2019). I am a big Cricket Enthusiast.