Law and Policy

Examining laws that govern sport which are critical for protection of athletes and the governing of sports bodies.

Caster Semenya

In Search of a Level Playing Field: Where Do Transgender and Hyperandrogenous Athletes Go?

Co-authored by Tia Matthew and Manasvin Andra  “We all transition at a different rate, and twelve months as a policy for everyone is just the...

Indian Cricket is Short of Breath

Written by Sourya Reddy  The T20 between India and Bangladesh that was played on November 3rd, 2019 was a hazy one to remember. Not because...

Feminism in India x The Bastion: #TheSportsEdit

Being the long-standing readers of The Bastion that you are, you probably already know that 'sport for development' is a core aspect of our coverage....

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...
Racial Quotas: Right-ing the Wrongs in South African Cricket The Bastion

Racial Quotas: Right-ing the Wrongs in South African Cricket

Co-authored by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan and Parkhee Rattan   In Depth  Despite their reputation for choking in major tournaments, South Africa has been among the best sides in...

The Gambling Industry’s Legal War: Searching for the Line Between Luck and Skill

Written by Kartik Sundar  After a gruelling five days of high-stakes competition, the Delhi Panthers emerged victorious in the first season of the Poker Sports...
Defeating Plastic Pollution Through Sport

Defeating Plastic Pollution Through Sport

Written by Swagam Dasgupta Plastic has become an integral part of our life. So integral, that we seldom take notice of the amount we consume....
Indian Super League and I-League

The Identity Crisis of League Football in India

India is on the cusp of a footballing explosion. The Indian Super League, now entering its fourth year, has continued to garner enormous investment....
Olympics

A Host of Complications: Of International Sporting Events and Diplomacy

Written by Kartik Sundar 3.6 billion. That figure represents almost half the world’s total population. It is also the estimated number of people who tuned...
The Bastion Sports personalities from Northeast India

Designing the Indian Dream

Written by Sourya Reddy  The Northeast is a region that has barely ever figured into the larger idea of India — often there just as...