The Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG 2022) commences in Birmingham on July 28. A 215-member strong Indian contingent will be in action at the quadrennial showpiece event.
The Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games 2022 will include 108 male athletes, and 107 female athletes. This will be India’s 18th appearance at the Commonwealth Games. The total strength of the contingent will, however, be 322, including 72 team officials, 26 extra officials, and nine contingent staff, including three general managers.
Athletes have been going through the rigors of qualifying for CWG 2022 by bringing out their best in qualifying tournaments. India has always been a force to reckon with at the Commonwealth Games and the upcoming Birmingham edition of the CWG will be no different.
The Indian contingent has been rocked by several controversies and injuries in the run-up to the games.
While athletes Aishwarya Babu and Dhanalakshmi Sekar failed dope tests, a member of the Indian 4x100m relay team, MV Jilna, soon followed suit.
In a fiasco that could have been avoided, ace Indian boxer and Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain alleged mental harassment after one of her coaches, Sandhya Gurung, was not allowed into the CWG 2022 village. This prompted officials and the Sports Ministry to intervene and an accreditation was soon issued to Lovlina Borgohain’s coach.
In a huge blow to India’s medal chances at the Games, ace Indian javelin thrower, Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and defending CWG champion Neeraj Chopra was ruled out of the quadrennial Games. Chopra sustained an injury at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.
Commonwealth Games 2022 India Schedule & Timings in IST
Here is the day-wise schedule* of Indian participation at the CWG 2022.
Click the link for the CWG 2022 Day 1 live updates and scores!
*The schedule will be updated as and when Indian athletes progress to the next rounds and after draws are made.
Date: 29 July 2022
*From August 7, the knockout matches will start. Details of India’s schedule in CWG 2022 for those games will be added once confirmed.
Commonwealth Games 2022 Live streaming in India & Broadcast details
Sony Pictures Network (SPN) has acquired the broadcast rights for CWG 2022 in India.
Matches from Birmingham will be beamed live on Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, Sony SIX, and Sony TEN 4 channels. Live streaming will also be available on the Sony LIV app or website.
You can also follow all the live updates and breaking news of the CWG 2022 at Sportskeeda here.