“We are really pleased about the possibility of Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022.  These are exciting times for Birmingham with a great deal of development taking place in the City Centre together with many important organisations transferring their operations to the city.  The Commonwealth Games are an ideal opportunity for Birmingham to showcase all it has to offer and already its sporting infrastructure surpasses that of many other cities of a similar size.  It would be wonderful to see Birmingham on the world stage.”