Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has said he is "very confident" a host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be found, although a timetable for finding a city has not yet been determined.
The CGF stripped Durban of hosting rights during a meeting over the weekend, after President Louise Martin failed to get assurances from the South African President Jacob Zuma that his Government would be able to financially support the Games.
The South African city was awarded the Games by the CGF at its Assembly in Auckland in September 2015, when they were the only bidder following the withdrawal of only rival Edmonton.
Since then, however, they have not formed an Organising Committee or made any of the payments due to the CGF.
Speaking at the Gold Coast 2018 International Press Briefing here today, Grevemberg reiterated that a host city would be found for the Games.
"What has been reinforced to me over the past couple of weeks, with the speculation around the Games and what our decision would be, there has been an enormous outpouring of interest," he said.
"Whether it is for 2022 or beyond, people have showed ambition which reinforces the value and the responsibility we have to do this right.
"I am very, very confident that the expressions of interest will manifest itself, whether it is a Youth Games or main Games in the future.
"We are in a process now and more information will be forthcoming.
"Right now, we are obviously transitioning from this decision into understanding what potential is out there and understand that.
"At this point we are not going to speculate on a time.
"We have created as much agility in the decision-making process as to get the right host because of the time to deliver, so we are focused on the fit and the ambitions of cities and partners."
India and Malaysia have now emerged as potential contenders, with officials from both nations revealing they were considering throwing their hat into the ring.
"Our President and members are discussing the issue," Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta said, according to the Indian Express.
"If there is support from the Government we will consider the possibility of bidding for the Games."
New Dehli staged the Commonwealth Games in 2010, but the event was plagued by delays and corruption scandals.
Former CGF President Tunku Imran has claimed it would make sense for Malaysia to host the Games, but financial support from the Government would need to be secured.
"Under the Commonwealth banner there are 10 compulsory sports in there which we traditionally excel at," the Olympic Council of Malaysia President told malaymailonline.
"It would make a lot of sense for Malaysia to host the 2022 Games but it would be up to the Government and their ability to absorb the finances.
"It may be too soon for us to host a Commonwealth Games especially after the Southeast Asian Games in August, but with the facilities we have we could definitely host it."
English city Liverpool has already said publicly they are willing to step in.
Birmingham are also expected to confirm shortly that they are interested in replacing Durban and have also been speaking to the British Government to seek support.
Both Birmingham and Liverpool had already launched feasibility studies because they planned to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games so their plans are relatively well advanced.
Yesterday, Manchester confirmed they were willing to stage the Games, with the 2002 hosts revealing that they have been holding discussions with the British Government for several months.
Commonwealth Games Australia are yet to receive any firm interest from cities, although Melbourne Premier Daniel Andrews has suggested the 2006 hosts are considering the possibility.
"I think we ran a very successful Commonwealth Games just a few years ago, even those in Sydney know and understand what a fantastic sporting and events culture we have," he told the Herald Sun.
Edmonton in Canada, who pulled out of the original 2022 race due to falling oil prices, are another city to have expressed an interest.