FIBA set to review ban on headgear

AP

Facing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball’s governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons.

FIBA said Friday that its policy-making board will review the issue at an Aug. 27 meeting in Seville, Spain, ahead of the World Cup.

“FIBA’s Central Board, which is ultimately responsible for changes to the Official Basketball Rules, will review these requests and decide how to proceed in the best interest of the sport,” the 214-nation governing body said in a statement.