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Clothing & Equipment Regulations In Professional Cricket: Insights From The Indian Premier League

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Thursday, 09 March 2023 By Nayan Prakash

Clothing and equipment are an indispensable aspect of cricket, but its regulation is more complex than meets the eye because of multiple stakeholder involvement and competing interests.

This article helps readers to understand the main considerations that go into ensuring a cricket players’ clothing and equipment comply with core regulatory requirements. The article focuses on the 2022 TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) Clothing & Equipment Regulations1, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) Clothing and Equipment Rules and Regulations2.

It covers:

  • Why it is important to regulate clothing and equipment in professional cricket

  • Standards for helmets

  • Political Statements

  • Merchandizing

  • Sponsorship rights

  • Wearable technology in cricket

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Nayan Prakash

Nayan Prakash

Nayan is an aspiring sports lawyer, currently working for India’s professional football league – the Indian Super League (ISL). She completed her B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from Jindal Global Law School and is an advocate enrolled with the Delhi State Bar Council. Her role at ISL has helped her gain an understanding of football laws, regulatory documentation, club licensing, player agreements, disciplinary matters, and guidelines of football competitions. She is currently based in Mumbai. Her favourite sport is athletics and she loves to run. 
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