News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

International Basketball Federation

FIBA asks Government to recognise Govindaraj faction in basketball

 In a strongly worded communique, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has pleaded with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to recognise the faction headed by Govindaraj at the earliest and end the infighting in the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

Oct 07, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

Let Sikhs play with turbans, US lawmakers tell FIBA

As many as 39 US lawmakers have asked the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to change a policy requiring Sikhs and other players to remove their articles of faith, such as turbans, in international competition.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:01 AM IST

Political uncertainty mars future of Crimea`s athletes

 Moscow`s annexation of the strategic peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine has not only sparked the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War but also put under threat the sporting careers of Crimean athletes.

Apr 28, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

NBA: League to join in historic development camp in Cuba

The National Basketball Association co-hosts a development camp in Cuba this month, becoming the first US pro sports league to visit the Caribbean country since America announced plans to restore ties with its longtime adversary.

Apr 08, 2015, 05:41 AM IST

Japan to merge two professional leagues

Japanese basketball chiefs said Friday they will merge two professional leagues after years of prevarication that saw the sport`s global bosses threaten to kick the country out of international competition.

Apr 03, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Asian Games: Basketball body says headwear ban not religious

Basketball`s world body insisted its ban on headwear has no "religious connotation" Friday after Qatar`s women`s team quit the Asian Games because they were not allowed to play in hijab scarves.

Sep 26, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

New FIBA move a boost to Indian Sikh players: BFI

Welcoming the new move by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to allow Sikh players to wear head coverings for a two-year test period, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) on Wednesday said that it is sure the temporary ruling will soon become permanent.

Sep 17, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

Students protest against FIBA over turban ban issue

Students of Kalgidhar Society, alongwith India's U-18 basketball player Anmol Singh, has sent out a strong message to FIBA by playing a local match here with their turbans on, protesting against the discrimination meted out to Sikh players during Asian Championship in China.

Sep 11, 2014, 14:54 PM IST

FIBA delays decision to lift ban on turbans

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided to delay the review of its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, drawing sharp reactions from top American lawmakers and Sikh bodies which described it as "outdated".

Aug 29, 2014, 20:10 PM IST

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body FIBA's delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans.

Aug 29, 2014, 11:30 AM IST

`End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans`

A coalition of US lawmakers Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith.

Aug 20, 2014, 10:05 AM IST

US lawmakers to FIBA: End discriminatory policy against Sikhs

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 turbans, an article of faith.

Aug 20, 2014, 09:17 AM IST

Five basketball coaching courses on offer by FIBA, BFI

With the assistance and guidance of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and its state association`s will be conducting five coaching certification courses through August and September this year.

Aug 07, 2014, 16:53 PM IST