Iranian girls at basketball training pitch

October 5, 2017

Iranian girls are practicing at the training pitch in Tehran’s Golah Hall as the team prepare for the 2017 FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship for Women. The competition will be held in Bengaluru, India from October 22 to 28. A total of six teams are waiting to know their opponents in the competition’s Division B. In a milestone for professional basketball, the long-standing ban on player headgear, including the hijab, turbans and yarmulkes, has been officially lifted. The change was approved in May by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and came into effect on Sunday. Photo: Marziyeh Soleymani

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