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Indian basketball team's Sikh players were forced to remove turbans at FIBA Asia Cup

Jul 23, 2014    

In a shocking incident, the Sikh players of the Indian basketball team were forced to remove their turbans before stepping on the court during the recently concluded FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China.According to a report in The Times of India, two players - Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh - were asked to remove their turbans before their campaign opener against Japan.The match officials informed the players that International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules didn't allow them to play with turbans. Article 4.4.2 of Fiba's rules states "Players shall not wear equipment (objects) that may cau...

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