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Game Theory & The Beautiful Game: Ibrahimovic, EA Sports And Collective Bargaining Of Image Rights

The late Wilt Chamberlain was one of the greatest basketball players to ever grace the NBA[1].  Some, including Wilt himself, argued that Chamberlain was even better than t...

Match-Fixing In Cricket: A Review Of Shakib Al Hasan’s Sanction For Failing To Report Corrupt Approaches

Shakib Al Hasan[1] is arguably one of Bangladesh’s greatest international cricketers, having amassed over 11,000 runs and taken nearly 570 wickets in international games. Howeve...

An Introduction To The ELF - Europe's New Professional American Football League

Recently, a stir was caused by a press release[1] announcing plans to launch the European League of Football (ELF). From June 2021 onwards, a professional American football...

Sports Stadia Development & The Dangers Of Restrictive Covenants: Lessons from the Bath Rugby Club Case

A recent case[1] affecting Bath Rugby Club may mean that the club has to abandon its plan to build a new 18,000 seater stadium.  The High Court has held that the land whic...

FIFA’s Solidarity Mechanism And Problems Arising On Exchange Of Players (The Ante Rebic Case)

The solidarity mechanism, along with training compensation, is one of the basic pillars of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP), providing clubs wit...

Fighting Match Forfeits For Covid-19: The Cases Of St Mirren & Kilmarnock FC

This article discusses the recent appeal by Scottish football teams St Mirren FC and Kilmarnock FC, in which they successfully overturned a decision to forfeit fi...

The relationship between data protection and referee reports in English Football

This article considers the use of personal data in reports submitted by referees to the Football Association (FA - or relevant County FA) following each game that they oversee, ...

How Brexit Affects England's “Kolpak” Cricketers – And What Happens Next?

It has finally happened. The issue that has dominated the front pages of our national newspapers for what seems an eternity. Brexit. As various sectors of the economy brace them...

2021 Tennis Anti-Corruption Program - Important Changes To Courtsiding & Inside Information Rules

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA)[1] (previously called the Tennis Integrity Unit) is the anti-corruption body covering all of professional tennis.  It is re...

A Guide To FIFA’s Eligibility Regulations For International Football

On 18 September 2020, at its 70th Congress, FIFA approved changes to their eligibility regulations[1] (the Regulations), which govern the eligibility of players to play for repr...

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