Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham only bidder for event

Basketball would be played in Victoria Square under Birmingham’s proposals

Birmingham was the only city to submit a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games before Saturday’s deadline, the Commonwealth Games Federation says.

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

The CGF says it will now review the bid to check it “meets the requirements of successfully hosting” the event.

Birmingham beat Liverpool earlier in September as Britain’s candidate city.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation, said on Saturday: