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.

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...

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.

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...

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...
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...
Former NBA player Muggsy Bogues, right, coaches students from the Mahindra NBA challenge youth league

Reaching New Heights: What does the NBA plan for India?

Basketball, like many other sports in India, has consistently been in the shadow of cricket. Despite the fact that passionate NBA fans around the...

Online Fantasy Sports in India Need Uniform Legislation and Regulatory Certainty

The rapid growth in India's gaming industry is being fuelled by enhanced connectivity, with a growing youth population having shifting needs of social interaction....

What Happens to Olympians After the Olympics?

The monetary and in-kind rewards offered to the current set of Olympians must translate into supporting them towards 2024, along with creating a sustainable pool of talent for future editions of the Games.

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...
USA Soccer

Making Soccer Great Again

Written by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan Despite playing in every FIFA World Cup between 1990 and 2014 and even hosting the 1994 World Cup, the United States...