New Delhi: The inaugural edition of Indian Wrestling League (IWL) has been postponed to November next year keeping in view a busy preparatory schedule of the wrestlers ahead of the forthcoming London Olympics to be held from July 27 to August 12, 2012.
The month long event, organised by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) in association with Kolkata based Leisure Sports Management, which was earlier scheduled to be conducted in February-March next year, will now be held from November 15, 2012 .

The move came after chief coaches of both the men's and women's teams, Vinod Kumar and O P Yadav respectively, strongly felt that the event will distract the focus of the grapplers from their training schedule for the Olympic qualifiers and would therefore adversely affect their chances of qualifying for the Olympics.
Unfortunately, no Indian wrestler has so far qualified for the mega-event and the federation is hoping that they will be able to make the cut during the upcoming qualifiers.
Earlier, President Asian Associated Wrestling Council, Change Kew Kim, and some FILA bureau members had informed WFI that some of the leading wrestlers across the world will only be available for the league after the Olympic Games.
As many as six franchisee owned teams were scheduled to participate in the first edition of the event.