The IBF says the new technology will help ensure the sport's sustainability ©Getty Images

The International Bowling Federation (IBF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA) have welcomed the decision to install Edge String technology into the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) ahead of Birmingham 2022.

The IBF confirmed its exclusive global bowling equipment partner QubicaAMF, which the organisation signed a nine-year deal with earlier this month, will install the technology into the complex.

The pinspotter technology is claimed to help for bowling to be more sustainable and friendly to the environment by making it possible to use high-quality temporary bowling facilities.

"Our partnership with QubicaAMF allows us to be more dynamic and supportive to the hosts of multi-sport games," said Andrew Oram, IBF chief executive.

"The World Games Birmingham 2022 have embraced the versatility and opportunity for bowling facilities to be installed in any location.

"It is not just about the ease of installation it is further enhanced via Edge String technology allowing bowling to be more sustainable environmentally and economically".

The IBF says the technology is helping to fulfil its commitment to the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework.

The initiative calls on sporting organisations to acknowledge the contribution of the sports sector to climate change and their responsibility to strive towards climate neutrality for a safer planet.

Birmingham 2022 has also established a sustainability task group to develop and provide direction regarding achievable goals for the 2022 World Games.

Bowling is one of more than 30 sports set to feature at Birmingham 2022 ©Getty Images
Bowling is one of more than 30 sports set to feature at Birmingham 2022 ©Getty Images

The panel includes local representatives who serve in "green" initiatives for their respective Birmingham organisations.

"Sustainability has always been one of the core values of The World Games, and we have never required the host cities to build new venues for the Games," said IWGA chief executive Joachim Gossow.

"Now more than ever it is time to act for the environment, and of course we at The World Games want to be doing our share.

"We are happy and proud of the initiative of the IBF to install its new Edge String technology within the BJCC."

Birmingham was due to stage the multi-sport event this year, but the coronavirus crisis pushed the Games into 2022.

This was to avoid a clash with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which are now due to start in July.

Around 3,600 athletes are expected to compete across in excess of 30 sports at the World Games.

The dates for the World Games are now July 7 to 17.