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Sascoc confident Durbs will host 2022 Commonwealth Games

CEO Tubby Reddy says the local organising committee has been given reassurances.

FILE: Sascoc says nothing should derail Durban’s chances of hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO Tubby Reddy has told Eyewitness News nothing should derail Durban's chances of hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The decision to bring the competition to South Africa's east coast will be made in New Zealand tomorrow morning.

After successful hosting of football, cricket and rugby world cups, this will be the country's first attempt at hosting a global multi-coded sporting event.

Reddy says the local organising committee has been given reassurances.

"The evaluation commission gave us a 95 percent success rate in terms of the actual bid process, with one of two outstanding issues that still needed to be resolved. Those were not 'deal breakers' as such; we believe we should be awarded the games."

Reddy is hoping the 2022 games will act as a stepping stone.

"We've done world championships and world cups; we did do a multi-sport event in 1999 - the All Africa Games. The Commonwealth Games is the next step up to it. Doing the Commonwealth Games will take us to the next level, with the ultimate prize of bidding to host the Olympic games."

Durban in the only city in running.