Two Sikh players forced to remove turbans during Basketball Asia Cup
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Two Indian `Sikh` players were forced to remove turbans during the fifth edition of Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) Asia Cup, in China.
On July 12, when India were about to play against Japan, Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh were asked to take-off their turbans by the tournament organisers. Both the players were informed that they were breaking the International Basketball Federation rules and were not allowed to play with their turbans.
While talking to a reputed English daily, `humiliated` Amritpal said: “We have always played in turbans, even in last year`s Asain Championship in Manila and also in the recently held Lusofonia Games in Goa.”
The 5th edition of FIBA Asia Cup started in the Chinese city of Wuhan on July 11, and concluded on July 19. India were drawn in Pool A along with China, Iran, Indonesia and Japan.
Though, India performed exceptionally well in the tournament, beating China and giving tough time to Iran, Jordan and Philippines, the humiliation they faced during the tournament is certainly an area of concern.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Is Akhilesh Yadav overlooking Muslims as Mulayam Singh alleged?
- 24 dead after boat carrying 40 capsizes in river Ganga in Patna; many still missing
- My father wanted me to be a man of character: Navjot Singh Siddhu
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: What characteristics define a true leader?
- Tourists flock to Manali as snowfall takes a short break
- Abhishek Bachchan reveals the moment when Aishwarya Rai said 'yes' to him
- India vs England, 1st ODI: As it happened...
- India vs England, Pune ODI: MS Dhoni still the boss; convinces Virat Kohli with spot on DRS call — WATCH
- India vs England, 1st ODI: Ravichandran Aswhin steals the show with huge six — WATCH
- Petrol price hiked by 42 paisa per litre, diesel by Rs 1.03 a litre