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Key sports law cases and developments of 2020 – Africa, Asia & Australia

Key sports law cases and developments of 2020 – Africa, Asia & Australia
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 By Chris Bond

As we come to the end of a turbulent and challenging year, we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on what we think have been some of the key sports law issues of 2020.

We therefore invited each member of our Editorial Board to write a short summary of their highlights.  Below are the responses from our African, Asian and Australian members.  We hope this proves useful not only in identifying specific cases and issues, but also in detecting broader global  themes when read in conjunction with the contributions from other jurisdictions.

We would like to thank each member of our Editorial Board for taking the time out of their busy schedules to share their views with us, and also more broadly for their significant input into LawInSport over the course of the year.  Thank you.


  • Kelvin Omuojine - Basketball developmenta in Nigeria and the draft National Sports Industry Policy.
  • Steve Bainbridge - UAE Tour, UFC Fight Island and relocating the IPL cricket tournament to the UAE.
  • Aahna Mehrota - BCCI broadcasting rights case, and state gambling laws in India.
  • Nandan Kamath - BCCI’s petition to the Supreme Court of India to amend its constitution; public interest litigation to block foreign gambling websites; safeguarding and anti-doping.
  • Nan Sato - Stress tests for Japanese baseball and football clubs.
  • Mickey Ingles - Covid-19 and return-to-play bubbles in the Philippines.
  • Shaun Star - Covid-19 and return to play; Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup, and policy developments in Australia.
  • Jack Anderson - Opening of the National Sports Tribunal in Australia.
  • Nikki Dryden - Anti-Doping legislation and athletes’ rights in Australia.

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Chris Bond

Chris Bond


Chris is the Editor at LawInSport, and takes responsibility for the review of content in conjunction with the Editorial Board. Prior to joining LawInSport, Chris graduated from Nottingham University, and trained and worked as a litigation lawyer at King & Wood & Mallesons SJ Berwin.

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