“It would be fantastic to see Birmingham put forward a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games – and given our unrivalled transport links, accommodation and world-class venues, we’re ideally placed to succeed.”

“Organising an event of this scale will once again highlight the region’s credentials on an international stage.

“With Greater Birmingham in the midst of an economic renaissance, it would be a pleasure to welcome thousands of athletes, tourists and sports fans alike to enjoy all that the city region has to offer.”