Netherlands Incur Penalty

14 August 2013

PRESS RELEASE

The Netherlands have been voided of two wins in the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round for playing two naturalised players.

In their games at home against Estonia on 1 August and away to Portugal on 7 August, the Netherlands were cited as having two naturalised players on their 12-man roster.

This was in violation of Article 88.3 of the regulations of FIBA Europe which clearly states that: "a national team participating in an international competition of FIBA Europe may have only one (1) naturalised player."

As a consequence, the results of both games have been subsequently overturned with the result no going in the favour of the Netherlands' opponents, by a score of 20-0 in both instances.

The Netherlands have seven days in which they have the right to contest the ruling.


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