India is set to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup after winning a landmark landmark ruling.
The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the decision by the National Cricket Association (NCA) to award the World Cup to India, overturning the last major international tournament ruling by the United Nations.
The ruling is significant because the NCA has repeatedly denied India’s request for the 2019 World Cup and has been a vocal opponent of the World Rugby.
It will give the country an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the sport, which has been largely neglected by the international governing body.
The decision came after a four-day hearing in which the court found that India failed to show that it could host the World Cups in 2019 and 2020 and that the decision to award it the 2019 tournament was not made by the government but was instead made by its players.
The court also rejected India’s contention that the 2018 and 2019 World Cups were “unjustified and unreasonable,” ruling that India had shown that it had the “financial resources and infrastructure to host both events.”
This will enable India to demonstrate that its participation in the 2019 and 2021 World Cups was not in breach of the FIFA/World Rugby Code of Ethics, the court said.
The NCA, however, has argued that the 2019 edition is not the “real” World Cup.
It said that the tournament is held on a different schedule to the 2020 edition, which it considers to be the “gold standard” for World Cup competition.
In its submission to the court, the NCAA argued that it would be unfair for India to take a “silly approach” in 2019 as the 2020 event was the most prestigious tournament.
India won the 2019 championship and the 2019 Women’s World Cup, with the two tournaments taking place in the same country.
The 2019 tournament will be played in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on November 16-17, 2019.
It will be the second edition of the event.