Birmingham's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games is facing a setback, after the committee organising the games said it would invite other cities to submit bids.
The Commonwealth Games Federation said Birmingham's bid was not "fully compliant" and "further time should be given" to other interested parties.
The Commonwealth Games Federation told ITV News Central they made their decision to allow Birmingham more time to finesse its bid to meet the strict criteria required to host the event.
In doing so, they would allow bids from other cities who aspire to stage the games, but weren't able to meet the original deadline for bids, given the relatively short notice.
The Federation said it still hoped to make a decision on a winning bid by the end of the year.
A spokesman for Birmingham 2022 said they "await further clarification" on the next steps for the bid.