Iran restrictions: Male coach puts on hijab to be at kabaddi venue

Gorgan, Iran: Some offbeat drama took place at Asian Kabaddi Championship in Iran’s Gorgan, when the male coach of Thailand women’s team had to wear hijab to enter the playing arena with his team.

India could also bag the title and beat Pakistan in tournament’s finale.

The photographs took their way to social media as the coach pretending to be a woman apparantly, wore hijab. Iran follows the rule, where men are not allowed to enter sports venues if women athletes are in action, quotes India Today.

Last year as well, due to the rules in place for all women athletes, top India hooter Heena Sidhu had pulled out of Asian Airgun Shooting Championship.