The Indian Competition Commission finds abuse of dominance by the cricket regulator (Sh. Surinder Singh Barmi)

The Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) recently imposed a fine of INR 54.24 crore (approx. USD 10 million) on the Board for Control of Cricket in India (“BCCI”). The CCI found the BCCI to be in a dominant position in the market for organizing private professional league cricket in India and that it abused that position of strength to favour its own commercial venture, the Indian Premier League (“IPL”) by not allowing entry into that market by any potential competitors. The complaint/information was filed by a cricket fan, Mr. Surinder Singh Barmi who alleged that there were irregularities in the conduct of IPL that is, the grant of franchise rights for team ownership, grant of media rights for coverage of the IPL, award of sponsorship rights and other local contracts related to the

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Sonam Mathur, The Indian Competition Commission finds abuse of dominance by the cricket regulator (Sh. Surinder Singh Barmi), 8 February 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 51800

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