Doubts over 2022 Commonwealth Games

Doubts over 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Staff Writer

06 Oct, 2017 | 5:05 pm

The deadline for bids to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been extended after Birmingham’s application was judged to be “not fully compliant”.

Birmingham was the only bidder before the original 30 September deadline.

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Victoria in Canada and a potential Australian entry had been thought to be possible bidders but none came forward.

Now Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Louise Martin has announced a new deadline of 30 November.

Martin congratulated Birmingham on a “comprehensive” application, but said more time should be given to assess proposals.

“We have carefully reviewed the bids and updates received as part of the ongoing 2022 candidate city process and have agreed – noting the challenging timescales and no fully compliant bid – that further time should be given to all interested parties to enable the submission of fully compliant proposals,” she said.