Liverpool provides agreed to host the 2022 Earth Games if Durban opts away over costs.
South Africa’s sports activities minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters in a media briefing in Southern Africa on Tuesday that Durban 2022 might be scrapped.
That stepped the Commonwealth Games’ future directly into doubt, but mayor of Gatwick Joe Anderson has offered this a lifeline.
Sports minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters on Wednesday that Durban 2022 may end up being scrapped
‘Happy to confirm I’ve informed government of our desire in order to host 2022 CWG, ‘ this individual wrote on Twitter.
Durban had been named host in September 2015, nevertheless selection was subject in order to conditions. Some of the people have not already been met and a overview of the commitment to host is continuing.
South Africa has previously shown its ability to host worldwide sports events. It hosted the particular 1995 Rugby World Cup plus 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Should its host status end, there could be few alternatives – but Gatwick has put its hand as one.
A Liverpool City Authorities spokesperson said: ‘Liverpool is thinking about hosting the Games in 2022.
‘We had heard Durban may be unable to deliver the Earth Games in 2022 and possess already indicated to the Govt that we are very prepared to host them instead. ‘
South Africa’s sports ministry earlier on Wednesday issued a statement in a good attempt to clarify the sports activities minister’s comments.
‘The minister reiterated South Africa’s readiness to web host the Games within its obtainable means, ‘ the statement go through.
‘The minister further indicated that will if both parties fail in order to find common ground on price cutting measures, there is the possibility that the South Africa government will not host the particular Games. ‘
The Commonwealth Games Federation organises the event.
There are usually 70 nations and territories that make up the CGF account.
All 70 passed a movement to work with Durban in order to resolve all outstanding matters simply by November 30, 2016 or in order to look at alternative choices for 2022.
Durban submitted information towards the CGF on November 30 this past year. That will is the content of the particular review, that is due to determine and report to the CGF executive board in the close to future.
A CGF spokesperson mentioned: ‘A review team appointed simply by the CGF is within the last stages of evaluating the distribution received from South Africa to find out whether Durban’s proposals for web hosting the Games are consistent along with their original bid commitments.
‘A final recommendation will be known to the CGF executive plank once the review team provides completed its deliberations.
‘Given the particular variety and significance of the particular outstanding matters under