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New Delhi:, Sports Ministry today expressed "shock and outrage" over the incident of two Sikh players being asked to remove their turbans at the recently-concluded Fiba Asia Cup in China and sought details from the BFI, which has already taken up the matter with the international body.
"We have written to them and are awaiting their response. Once we get the response, we will act accordingly," a Basketball Federation of India spokesperson told PTI.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the ministry has asked the IOC to issue necessary instructions to international sports federations, so that such incidents are not repeated.
"We are shocked and outraged. Wearing a turban does not affect fair play and has not been objected to in international sports championships. Therefore, the latest incident has surprised and shocked us. We have spoken to BFI and sought a detailed report from them," Sonowal said.
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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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