A new strategic roadmap is expected to be the main topic discussed at the CGF General Assembly being held online tomorrow ©CGF

An online edition of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly is due to take place tomorrow for the second consecutive year with a new strategic roadmap for the organisation due to be unveiled to its 72 members.

The CGF has not been able to meet in person since the General Assembly in September 2019 held in Rwanda’s capital Kigali due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The roadmap is due to cover the period up until 2026 and is expected to deal with key issues such as the sports programme, future hosts and social purpose.

"The roadmap involves consultation with partners and stakeholders, most notably our Commonwealth Games Associations and International Federations," CGF President Dame Louise Martin said.

"We will look for support from our members to continue to move forward.

"It is so important that we have a blueprint that signposts a bright future for Commonwealth Sport and our athletes."

Finding a host city for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is also sure to be high on the agenda.

The next Commonwealth Games are due to open in Birmingham on July 28 in 2022 and it remains uncertain which country will succeed England as host.

The CGF General Assembly has not been held in-person since Kigali in Rwanda two years ago ©CGF
The CGF General Assembly has not been held in-person since Kigali in Rwanda two years ago ©CGF

Dame Louise told insidethegames last week that the CGF is "working very closely with a number of potential host countries, who have asked to keep our discussions confidential" and that the CGF hopes to announce a venue by the end of next March.

There is also expected to be an update on preparations for Birmingham 2022, where there will be good news about ticket sales.

Birmingham 2022 is set to surpass the attendances at both Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018.

"We had in excess of 850,000 ticket applications for the West Midlands ballot alone and I think we are nearly at two million applications in total following the national ballot," said Birmingham 2022 chief executive Ian Reid.

"So that gives you a sense of the number of people now that want to engage with the Games.

"We’re tracking around 10 per cent ahead, post-ballot, of ticket sales of both the Gold Coast and Glasgow.

"Glasgow sold 96 per cent of tickets in total by the end of that journey, following general sales. 

"So that bodes incredibly well."