Competition authorities raise the umpire’s finger against the BCCI

Cricket Ball
Friday, 03 May 2013 By Alex Haffner

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently decided to investigate complaints that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was infringing competition law. The CCI decided that BCCI had been guilty of abusing its dominant position in the award of commercial contracts for the IPL and more generally in the way in which it exercised its powers to sanction cricket in India. This article looks at how the CCI reached its decision and what prospects BCCI may have on appeal.

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Alex Haffner

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Alex is a Partner in the Commercial, Sports and IP Team at Fladgate LLP, specialising in the sports, technology and media sectors.

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