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Bulgarian federation fined for playing on wrong court

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Bulgarian federation fined for playing on wrong court

The EHF Court of Handball has released a decision in a case opened against the Bulgarian Handball Federation for infringements observed at the Women's EHF EURO 2016 qualifier Bulgaria vs Spain.

Contrary to Articles 23.6 and 26.1 of the EHF EURO Qualification Regulations, the Bulgarian Handball Federation did not host the match on a floor composed of handball lines only and set up benches instead of chairs in the substitution areas.

In accordance with Articles D.2 b) and c) of the EHF List of Penalties, the Court decides to impose a fine of €4,000 regarding the playing floor and €500 for the wrong set up of the substitution areas.

A part of the fine with regards to the violation of the playing floor requirements, i.e. €1.000, is imposed on a suspended basis depending on whether the federation complies with the obligation to use a floor consisting of handball lines only when hosting the next match of the Women's EHF EURO 2016 Qualification, Bulgaria vs Austria on 9/10 March 2016.

An appeal may be filed within 7 days with the EHF Court of Appeal.

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