The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) decided to grant the State of Qatar the honour of hosting the Volleyball Challenger Cup 2023, which will be held in July 2023, for the first time in the Middle East.
The tournament will be taking place from 27 - 30 July 2023.
The Qatar Volleyball Association also took to Twitter to announce the awarding of the hosting rights of the Volleyball Challenger Cup 2023:
منح الاتحاد الدولي للكرة الطائرة الدوحة شرف استضافة كأس التحدي العالمي الذي سيقام خلال شهر يوليو المقبل حسب ما أعلنه الاتحاد الدولي للعبة.وكان الاتحاد الدولي لكرة الطائرة قد أعلن عن قراره بعد دراسة طلبات تقدمت بها عدة دول حيث شكلت دولة قطر الخيار الأبرز لاستضافة نسخة العام 2023 pic.twitter.com/cd3W2PBfGC— الاتحاد القطري للكرة الطائرة (@QatarVolleyball) June 1, 2023
FIVB announced its decision after examining requests submitted by several countries, adding that Qatar was the most prominent choice to host the 2023 edition of the tournament.
The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA), Ali Ghanem Al Kuwari, said in a statement that the State of Qatar's tremendous credit in hosting major sports tournaments has made the Qatar Volleyball Association attain great importance in the development of volleyball to an international level, also supported by the readiness of the international sports facilities within which the tournament will be held.
Al Kuwari expressed that the association looks forward to welcoming the participation of teams, as well as the officials of FIVB, in a celebration that he described as 'extraordinary'.
Al Kuwari concluded his speech by appreciating FIVB's trust and confidence in the capabilities of QVA, expressing - at the same time, his gratitude to the Qatar Olympic Committee for its great support for the association and for the success of hosting the tournament.
Cover image credit: QVA
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