Boost for CWG bid

Thursday, 11 August 2011 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Sri Lanka’s plans to stage the 2018 Commonwealth Games received a boost with the arrival of an African delegation, tasked with finding common ground with ‘the life-changing bid.’ The visit is the second in a series of regional inward missions by Commonwealth members ahead of the vote to decide the host city. Sri Lanka is vying to become the 10th country to host the Games in its 80-year history. Following praise from the Caribbean in July, Hambantota 2018 now hopes for support from a region that shares its sporting ambitions. Hambantota 2018 welcomes inward missions from Europe and Oceania next month and from Asia in October. The host city will be announced at the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) general assembly in St. Kitts & Nevis on 11 November 2011