Team Quits Asian Games Because It Was Banned From Wearing Hijab

Qatari women basketball team withdrew from the game against Mongolia on Tuesday after it was disallowed from wearing head scarf on to the court

The Muslim nation of Qatar had its female basketball team withdrawn from the Incheon Asian Games after it was banned from wearing the Islamic Head Scarf, Hijab.

The law which bans any of such adornment on sports grounds, enacted by the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) is frowned at by officials of the Qatari delegates to the Asian Games holding in South Korea

The team would have opened its campaign against Mongolia on Tuesday but pulled out as it was disallowed from wearing the Hijab

Alham Al Mana, a female official of the delegation told AFP.

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