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An Introduction To The Nepalese Sports Law Market

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Thursday, 13 April 2023 By Ayush Gautam

Nepal, a small landlocked country located in the Himalayan mountains between India and China, has a rich culture of sports and physical activities. Sports have played a significant role in Nepalese society, with many local games and sports being played for centuries. However, with the growth of sports and the increasing commercialization of the industry, it has become essential to have laws and regulations in place to govern the sports industry. This is where Nepalese sports law comes in.

Nepalese sports law refers to the legal framework that governs sports-related activities in Nepal. The law sets out rules and regulations that govern different aspects of sports, such as player contracts, doping, match-fixing, and commercialization of sports.

Nepalese sports law is still in its early stages of development, and there is a need for a more comprehensive legal framework to govern the sports industry in the country. However, the existing laws provide some guidance to sports bodies, athletes, and other stakeholders in the industry.

The history of the sports regulation in Nepal is as follows:

  • First came the Sports Development Act 1992, which was repealed; and

  • Currently, we have the Sports Development Act 2021 which regulates sports administration in Nepal.

One of the key elements of Nepalese sports law is the recognition of sports as an essential component of national development. This article introduces the Nepalese sports law market, and will examine:

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Ayush Gautam

Ayush Gautam

Ayush is a sports law enthusiast and young lawyer based in Nepal. He has a passion for sports and a strong desire to help athletes and sports organizations navigate the complex legal landscape of the sports industry in Nepal. He is the founder of Lawgical Legal Associates. Ayush is also a professional cricket commentator in Nepal having experience of commentating on ICC events, including ICC Men's cricket world cup league 2, Nepal, Oman & USA series at the age of 21.

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