Jul 28, 2022

22nd Commonwealth Games to kick off today!

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will begin today (28) in Birmingham, England.

More than 5000 athletes from 72 countries will be participating in the 22nd edition of the Games.

Sri Lanka will field 110 athletes for athletics, weightlifting, women's cricket, rugby, badminton, gymnastics and swimming.

However, at a time when Sri Lanka is facing a severe economic crisis, the decision to send a large contingent of athletes who will eventually be only spectators at the Games has been severely criticized.

This is the third time England has hosted the Commonwealth Games.