Basketball Federation Finally Okays Hijabs, Turbans On Court

FIBA allows hijabs and turbans on the court

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) recently announced a landmark decision, officially allowing players to wear headgear. For years, the federation had barred players from sporting headgear. The new rule will come into effect from October 1, 2017.

“I think it will pass,” USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley told the Associated Press. “It came up in our board meeting and everyone supported making the change,” The Guardian reported.