Facts of the case:Zee Telefilms Ltd. is a sports channel that has subscribers throughout the World. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had cancelled telecast rights granted to Zee, in an arbitrary fashion. The board cancelled the entire tender process to determine telecasting rights for all matches played in between 2004 to 2008. The petitioner, Zee Telefilms Ltd. approached the Hon’ble Court under Article 32 against BCCI regarding the cancellation of telecasting rights.
Sports have been included under the state list as Entry no. 33 of the Seventh Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
The Sports Law and Welfare Association of India is a professional non-profit organization working at the national level for promotion of the ethical practice of Sports Law in India. Its goal is to understand and improve the existing laws relating to Sports and to ensure that these laws run smoothly to maintain the sports industry.