The President of the Commonwealth Games Federation – Dame Louise Martin has welcome India back after rescinding its decision not to participate in the 2022 Games in Birmingham.

“The CGF and the entire Commonwealth Sport Movement are delighted India has confirmed their intent to participate at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games during their Annual General Meeting in New Delhi.

“Following a useful and constructive CGF visit to India in November, we felt confident and reassured that the athletes and sports community of India places huge value and importance on the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Sport Movement.

“Our visit and collaboration have significantly strengthened our partnership with the Indian Commonwealth Games Association, under the leadership of President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, and we are continuing to work closely.

“Finally, we are delighted that India have expressed an ambition to host another Commonwealth Games in the future.”