Friday, July 25, 2014

India’s Sikh Hoopsters Forced To Remove Turban in China : NDTV


Indian basketball players were subjected to some racial discrimination and humiliation when the Sikh members of the team playing in Asia Cup in Wuhan, China, were prevented from wearing turbans. According to a report, two Sikh players - Amritpal Singh and Amyjot Singh - were asked to remove their turbans before India's match against Japan on July 12. Match officials informed the players that they were breaking international basketball federation (FIBA) rules by wearing turbans. Ranked 11th in Asia and 61st in the world, India finished seventh in the Asia Cup after swamping Singapore 85-36 in a placing's match. India had shocked hosts and Asia No.1 China 65-58. They defeated Indonesia 91-55 in their last league game before losing to the Philippines in the quarters. 

(Video Courtesy: Asian Basketball Federation)

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