“As the epitome of a Commonwealth city, Birmingham is uniquely positioned to showcase a rich mix of South Asian arts, cultures and lifestyles – taking inspiration from the traditions and experiences of first generations arriving in the city, to the lively, eclectic spirit of British Asian culture today.

“The city’s enduring international ties, world-class sports facilities, buzzing arts & culture scene and welcoming people make it an incredibly convincing choice for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“Sampad is proud to support the bid, which paves the way for Birmingham’s streets to come alive with movement, music, dance, yoga, spoken word, food and fashion that celebrate the colour and vitality of the Commonwealth”.