FIBA Europe Declined Official Protest Submitted By The Turkish Basketball Federation
The official protest submitted by the Turkish Basketball Federation to FIBA-Europe regarding the result of the EuroBasket match held between Georgia and Turkey was rejected. This decision was made by FIBA, the main organizer of EuroBasket, whose relevant body could not detect an error of such level that could have affected the outcome of the game.
The Turkish side was pointing out to the that cock for running for 22 seconds that by 4:48 minutes before the end of regular time. At that time, the situation on the field became tense, because of the dispute between Duda Sanadze and Furkan Korkmaz. Shortly after the start of the conflict, the clock was running for 22 seconds and stopped afterwards. When the game resumed, the scoreboard was showing time of 4:26 instead of 4:48. After that, the teams played another 14:26 minutes and finally Georgia defeated the opponent by 88:83.
The Turks requested to cancel this result and to replay the entire match or the remaining 4:48 minutes, although FIBA-Europe did not approved their protest. As for another incident that occurred in the tunnel after the exile, the official statement of FIBA states: Regarding the allegations from both federations in relation to actions in the team areas of the venue, involving players and delegation members from both teams, an investigation is currently ongoing. Once the investigation is concluded, the competent FIBA bodies will decide on any applicable disciplinary measures.