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Basketball: FIBA allows religious head coverings on trial basis

International governing body votes for two-year testing phase that would let players, including Muslims and Sikhs, “maintain their beliefs.”

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Source: thestar.com

International basketball’s governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.

FIBA’s central board met over the weekend at the men’s world cup and voted to allow a two-year testing phase that would let players wear head coverings.

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