Business

Shedding light on the ever-growing business of sports; from CSR expenditure to public-private partnerships, to involving private players in the development of talent.

A Decade on, What Can the 2010 CWG Stadia Offer Sports in India?

Historically speaking, nations have used sport as a medium to showcase their culture, progress and development. Hosting multi-discipline international events like the Olympics, Asian...

No Place to Shine: What the Absence of the IPL Means for Unheralded Talent

It is the summer of 2015. The Eden Gardens is rife with anticipation. The Kolkata Knight Riders’ “mystery weapon” is a 20-year-old leg spinner...

Grim Days for Ground(ed) Staff

This pandemic has brought all human activity and most industries across the world to a standstill. The IPL’s jam-packed stadiums, kids’ summer training camps...

How the AFC is Painting Indian Football’s Evolution

If you asked fans to paint a picture of Indian Football, you might receive a bright, sunshiney rendering from some of them, perhaps with...
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COVID-19 vs 2020’s Sports Calendar: Checking Our Priorities

The Bastion Shorts—Episode 8 The world is at a standstill. As the novel Coronavirus spreads further, the world seems to be locking-down. Earlier this month...
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Mumbai City FC: What Does the CFG Deal Mean For Indian Football?

City Football Group-One of the leading private owners and operators of football clubs such as Manchester City has acquired a 65% stake in Mumbai...
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Data Data Everywhere, Whose is it to Give?

Written by Sourya Reddy & Swagam Dasgupta  It was a bone-dry morning in the middle of May, much like any other summer in Delhi. Although...

Putting the Athlete First: Data Protection in Sports

Written by Swagam Dasgupta & Sourya Reddy  Fitbit. Apple. Samsung. Boltt. Huawei. What do all these companies have in common? The ability to tell you...

On Shaky Ground: The I-League’s Uncertain Future

Written by Suyash Tiwari  The last couple of months have been an uncomfortable period for Indian football. As the I-League clubs struggle to maintain their...

No Spend, No Gain: CSR’s Hand in Gilding Indian Sports

Written by Tanay Gokhale We have all heard, spoken and wondered about India’s failure to produce Olympic medal-winners proportional to its population. With an impressive...