Malaysia and Canada have entered the bidding race along with Australia and England to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had set Friday as the deadline for countries to submit a bid following the decision to take the event out of Durban.

Earlier this year, the city of Durban, South Africa was stripped off the Games because the government could not provide financial guarantees as well as other commitments it made two years ago when it won the bid.

Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester from UK have expressed interest in hosting the Games The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has said it will choose a host city between Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne .Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was the first Asian city to host the Games in 1998. The event was widely considered to be one of the best in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast ,Australia. Over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations are expected to compete in the 11-day event starting on April 4, 2018.