India’s first Sports Arbitration Centre has been inaugurated by Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju in Gujarat. The Sports Arbitration Centre of India, which was inaugurated this Sunday will act as an independent body to take quick decisions on all issues and disputes regarding the sports sector. The Ministry of Law and Justice will provide the centre with all the resources and legal backing required.
The new Sports Arbitration Centre of India (SACI) is being promoted by TransStadia, which is based in Ahmedabad. TransStadia is a sports-centric organization that is focused on the advancement and development of sports in India. They have developed a world-class sports infrastructure to support upcoming athletes. They have an interest in Sports Infrastructure, Sports Technologies, Sports Academies, Sports Advisory, Intellectual Properties & Rights Management.
”Sports Arbitration Centre of India (SACI) is going to give a major push to make the sports sector big. Because when the sector grows, there will emerge lots of issues attached to it. So you have provisions to handle those emerging issues,” said Union Law Minister Kiran Rijiju after the inauguration.
” The SACI will have a far-reaching impact for the sports sector of the country by creating a reputation and establishing credibility for itself through the provision to settle disputes and other issues and concerns of the sports sector in a fast, transparent and very accountable manner’‘.
“The SACI will list out a few known arbitrators who are independent and it has nothing to do with the company. Those arbitrators can be listed out and paid directly by the disputing parties and settle the issues. We only provide this centre and the process, so that it goes through a process, which is governed under the international laws of sports,” said TransStadia Managing Director Udit Seth.