It is with regret the IWBF Executive Council has taken the decision to postpone the 2022 IWBF World Championships scheduled for 16 -27 November 2022 until June 2023.

The decision was taken after receiving instruction from the Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council that the IWBF World Championships cannot take place on the originally scheduled dates due to the conflict with the FIFA World Cup happening at the same time in neighbouring Qatar.

The Dubai Government directive is based on rationale surrounding security, health concerns, and capacity in Dubai at this time because of the extraordinary conditions the FIFA World Cup brings.

Following extensive meetings and the evaluation of all the viable solutions, the Executive Council opted for what they felt provides the best solution for athletes and teams and safeguards the quality of the World Championships.

IWBF will shortly provide more information on the matter.