A short analysis of FIBA's decision to permit the use of headgearSaurabh Mishra
This article summarises FIBA's recent decision to permit the use of headgear in the game, relaxing its previous prohibition that had proved controversial, particularly on grounds of exercising religious freedom. It specifically looks at:
- Background to FIBA's headgear controversy
- The decision to amend the no-headgear rule
- Reaction to FIBA’s decision
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About the Author
Saurabh is a lawyer working as counsel for Star India Pvt. Ltd. He is also associated with the Football Players Association of India (FPAI). He received his B.A./LLB from The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, and was a recipient of the Graduate Scholar Award at the Fifth International Conference on Sport and Society in July 2014. He has previously worked with organisations such as Adidas and Atletico de Kolkata, a franchise in the Hero Indian Super League.