Queen’s Baton Relay for 2022 CWG to be held in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Odisha

Britain'S Queen Elizabeth Ii (R), Louise Livingstone Martin Head Of The Commonwealth Games
Image Source: GETTY Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II(R), Louise Livingstone Martin head of the Commonwealth Games Federation(2nd L )and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex(second, R)see as the Queen’s Baton initially relay runner Kadeena Cox(not envisioned) starts the Queen’s Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022 (File Image)

Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Odisha have actually been chosen as the place for the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The sporting event will be held from January 12-15 for which the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has actually chosen to constitute a committee.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will be in India for 4 days during its worldwide journey covering 72 countries.

IOA president Narinder Batra has notified about the development of the committee and places where the relay will occur in India, in a press release.

“Secretary General (Rajeev Mehta) and I are happy to inform that IOA has decided to make up a three-member committee to oversee the preparation and conduct of the Queen’s Baton Relay program of 22nd Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022,” Batra stated in the release.

The members of the committee are: IOA executive council member Rakesh Gupta, Mukesh Kumar and Netball Federation of India’s executive council member Hari Om Kaushi.

IOA director George Matthew and IOA joint director Nazima Khan will help the committee.

The relay will start with Delhi on January 12, followed by Ahmedabad (January 13), Bengaluru (January 14) and Odisha (January 15).

The presidents and secretaries of the state Olympic associations will be accountable for the preparation and smooth conduct of relays in their particular states.

The relay began on October 7 at the Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth II placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton.

It will take a trip for 269 days, costs in between 2 and four days in each country or area, covering around 140,000 kilometres, having more than 7,500 Baton-bearers.

Throughout the relay, the Baton will spend Christmas Eve in Seychelles, will bring in the New Year in the Maldives and prepares to be in Jamaica over the Easter weekend.

Flying out from Birmingham Airport, the very first stop on the Queen’s Baton Relay was Cyprus on October 9, quickly followed by Malta.

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games will see 4,500 professional athletes from 72 nations and territories taking part in 11 days of competition from July 28 to August 8, 2022.

– With inputs from PTI

Released at Tue, 21 Dec 2021 02:48:39 -0600