2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Arrives In India


New Delhi: The Queen Baton for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Australia, arrived in India on Tuesday and a top Indian Olympic Association official received. The Baton was received by IOA Joint Secretary Rakesh Gupta and it will travel to Agra tomorrow. It will then be taken to Nainital in Uttarakhand on October 5.

The main CWG Baton Relay event will be held on October 8 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. “The QBR reached Delhi today and it will travel to Agra tomorrow and then to Nainital the next day.

“Four officials from the Commonwealth Games Federation and local organising committee accompanied the Baton,” he added. The Baton reached India from Pakistan. From India, the Baton will be taken to Bangladesh on October 9. The Commonwealth Games will be held in the Australian city of Gold Coast in April 4-15 next year.

The Gold Coast 2018 QBR was launched on the Commonwealth Day of March 13 at the historic forecourt at Buckingham Palace in London with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II placing her ‘message to the Commonwealth and its athletes’ into the distinctive loop-design Baton which then set off on its journey around the globe.