“We’re delighted Victoria Park in Leamington Spa has been chosen as a venue by the Birmingham 2022 Bid team.

“Leamington Spa and Victoria Park is renowned for hosting world-class lawn bowls and is a perfect location for the Commonwealth Games.

“Bringing the Games to Birmingham would benefit areas right across the Midlands, by bringing people into different parts of the region beyond the city.

“The Ericsson Indoor Arena at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry has already been revealed as a bid venue for netball and we welcome this latest announcement that a Warwickshire venue is also included in the bid as further positive news for the area.”