Tag Archives: Sikh Players

US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players

Washington, USA: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a “trial period” for two years. “We are deeply disappointed with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). It shouldn’t take two years ...

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SGPC flays basketball federation as matter comes to a head again

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has asked International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to let Sikh players wear ‘patka’ in international matches and not ban the headgear. In a press release issued here on Friday, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar again criticised Fiba for not permitting India under-18 player Anmol Singh to compete in Asian Basketball Championship that was on ...

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Turban row: US lawmakers appeal to basketball body

Washington, USA: A bipartisan group of 20 influential American lawmakers has asked the international basketball federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh players who wear the turban, an article of faith. “There is no evidence showing that a turban has been dangerous during basketball games or other popular sports events. In fact, there are many examples of Sikhs who ...

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US lawmakers ask basketball body to review turban ban

Washington, USA: Appalled by the reports that Sikh players from India were asked to remove their turbans before an international basketball match, top lawmakers in the US have launched a campaign asking Fiba, the game’s governing body, to review the discriminatory policy. “We are concerned by the recent reports that Sikhs are unable to participate in the Fiba (Fédération Internationale de ...

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Quebec Soccer Turban Ban

Ottawa, Canada:It was with great relief on Saturday June 15th that the Sikh community welcomed news from Quebec that the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) would be lifting its ban on the turban. The World Sikh Organization of Canada had been working tirelessly since 2011 to address the issue and was honoured to be the voice of the Sikh community as ...

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