According to the Gulf Daily News, the Asian Handball Federation (AHF) has fined the Bahrain Handball Federation (BHF) for the forfeiture of their 5th place game against Qatar at last months Asian Handball Championship. Bahrain refused to play the match to protest the alleged fixed match between Iran and Kuwait which resulted in Bahrain placing 3rd in their pool and being eliminated from the semifinals.
In addition to the $15,000 fine the BHA is also being fined for a portion of the tournament costs and will not be allowed to participate in the next championship in 2010. The BHA is reviewing their options and no decision has yet been made concerning the payment of any fines.
Gulf Daily News Article: http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=211236&Sn=SPOR&IssueID=30357
Earlier Team Handball News Article: http://teamhandballnews.com/news.php?item.466