ICC Board punish Greeks for fielding ineligible players
ICC Media Release
At the ICC Europe World Cricket League (WCL) Division 2 Championships in Scotland in August 2006, Greece fielded two ineligible players in all 3 Preliminary Round matches.
In line with the ICC Player Eligibility rules, the event organisers stripped Greece of all its points which saw it fall from top to bottom of its Group of 4 teams in this 8 team event, and suspended the players concerned for the rest of the tournament.
Greece then refused to play its seventh/eighth placed play-off in the tournament, the loser of which would be relegated to Division 3.
The Board examined the issue and resolved to suspend all funding support from the ICC Europe Regional Development Program for a period of 12 months. Greece Cricket could be welcomed to fund its own way into any Regional activity, if desired. Greece will also be relegated to Division 4.