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...

Whose Olympics is it Anyway? The Edokko Dilemma

What elements have complicated Tokyo’s ability to assure the world that the Olympics will be held amidst a pandemic?

Public Private Partnerships: The Win-Win Recipe for Indian Sport?

  Over the past decade, Indian sport has seen a great change in terms of its value to players and fans. It has evolved into...
Europe Football

Show Me The Money!

Co-authored by Parkhee Rattan & Tanay Gokhale A few months ago, Neymar Jr. shifted from FC Barcelona to Paris St. Germain for a whopping sum...

The Indian Grand Prix: Where Has It Gone?

Researched by Yash Budhwar Written by Tanay Gokhale Between 2011 and 2013, India hosted three editions of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit...
Sports Agents

‘Gods’ of Cricket: Understanding the Role of Players’ Agents

Written by Tanay Gokhale  There is no arguing that Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian (and perhaps even global) cricket ‘brand’. Mark Mascarenhas was instrumental...
ICC World Cup 2019 The Bastion

A “World Cup” of 10 Teams?

Written by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan  2007 was one of the worst years for any cricket fan in India and Pakistan. Fans of both teams saw their...

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...

How Can CSR Grant Agreements Be Redesigned to Not Stifle Non-profits?

The grant agreement reflects and amplifies the unequal power dynamic inherent to CSR, which manifests in the form of unfavourable conditions on the grantee.

The Damage is Already Done: An Aesthetic Argument Against the European Super League

The ESL is only the latest instalment in making football a repetitive, formulaic, and homogenous enterprise that flattens the game towards a singular aesthetic outlook.