Cricket disciplinary appeal is an Arbitration – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted May 15th, 2013 in appeals, arbitration, disciplinary procedures, news, sport, witnesses by sally

“The Commercial Court has ruled that Pakistani international bowler, Danish Kaneria’s appeal proceedings against his life time ban for involvement in spot-fixing under the ECB’s Disciplinary Regulations are an “arbitration” for the purposes of the Arbitration Act 1996. The decision is a momentous one for sports’ lawyers and governing bodies, not least in terms of the Court’s supervisory role over sporting bodies’ disciplinary procedures and the ability to rely on a Court to entertain appeals from, and make ancillary orders in support of, those processes.”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 13th May 2013