The International Handball Federation has suspended the president of the Egyptian Federation for this sport, Hisham Nasr, for a year after he broke the “medical bubble” during Egypt’s hosting of the twenty-seventh edition of the World Championship between January 13 and January 31. This penalty came in response to a recommendation from the International Federation’s Competitions Committee to consider Hesham Nasr as head of the organizing committee. The Egyptian Hassan Mustafa, president of the International Handball Federation, announced this penalty against his compatriot Hisham Nasr.
The International Handball Federation headed by Al-Masry Hassan Mustafa announced on Monday the suspension of his countryman Hisham Nasr President of the Egyptian Handball Federation For a year, because of violating the “medical bubble” of the World Cup finals in Cairo last month.
The international decision of the hand came after a recommendation from the competitions committee of the International Federation after the president of the Egyptian Federation came out of the medical bubble During the World Cup Finals In its twenty-seventh edition, which was organized by Egypt from 13 to 31 January last, and the Denmark team won its title.
The Competitions Committee of the International Federation recommended harsh penalties against the president of the Egyptian Federation as the chairman of the organizing committee of the tournament.
The Competitions Committee raised its decision to the International Federation’s Board of Directors at its last meeting, and the decision was taken unanimously.
The President of the International Handball Federation denied the rumors that the suspension of Hisham Nasr was related to the Egyptian Federation’s objection to the Norwegian refereeing team who managed the Egypt-Sweden match in the final third round of the preliminary group stage, which ended with Sweden’s 35-34 victory, stressing that this matter is completely disgraceful of the health.
Mustafa explained in a statement to Agence France-Presse that “the head of the German World Cup Competitions Committee, Dietrich Speeter, had noticed the president of the Egyptian Federation during the tournament to leave the” medical bubble “several times and invited a large number of people to attend the matches with special invitations, in violation of that agreed medical protocol. Before the start of the tournament, and almost issued a decision to suspend him during the tournament, and I intervened to stop the decision after the end of the tournament to avoid a crisis during it. ”
The President of the International Federation confirmed that “there is a list for the world championship that was held in Egypt, which is the first championship of the International Federation in the era of Corona virus, and therefore there were warnings to officials that in the event of a medical bubble penetration, strict decisions will be taken.”
He added, “Before the start of the tournament, I asked Hisham Nasr,” Do you want to be inside or outside the bubble? “, And he confirmed that he would be inside it, but he did not abide by it and violated the safety rules. When this behavior is issued by an official, the matter is more complicated. In the end, it is human lives and they are threatened with penetration. Medical bubble. “
He continued, “The executive office met last Friday and issued a unanimous decision to suspend Hisham Nasr after breaking the rules, and I abstained from voting as usual because I do not vote on the decisions,” explaining, “My only intervention in this regard was to postpone the decision until after the World Championship and not make it during its holding.” .
Regarding his role in making such a decision, he said, “I do not want to talk much or respond to quarrels. There is an executive office that takes its decisions and sends them to the board of directors for signature, and I do not take individual decisions.”
Regarding Nasr’s inability to contest the Egyptian Federation elections after the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, Mustafa said, “This is an internal matter according to internal regulations and laws that I have nothing to do with.”
He concluded by saying, “Once the decision is approved by the International Federation, it will be sent to the Egyptian Handball Federation within days for implementation.”
France 24 / AFP