Can I wear my dastaar while playing in sports leagues?


Sikhs participating in amateur sports, such as boxing, have successfully been able to win the right to wear their dastar’s and keep unshorn beards. Local soccer, basketball and other sports leagues around the country have permitted Sikhs to participate freely wearing their articles of faith. However, where issues have arisen, these have been addressed on a case by case basis by the WSO. Most recently, WSO expressed its support to a Muslim girl who was prevented from playing soccer with her hijab. The WSO knows of no prohibition against the wearing of the dastar or other Sikh head covering, in amateur soccer.

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