A transgender cyclist could compete at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham following the approval of new gender rules by the Commonwealth Games Federation.

The "Calypso Girls" will open the netball competition at the Commonwealth Games against host England on July 29 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Lewis supports Commonwealth Games’ decision to allow podium protests.

T&T Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis is pleased by the move of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in giving athletes the freedom to protest on the podium at this year's event to be held in Birmingham, England.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is "supportive of freedom of expression" and "understands that athletes may want to make positive expressions of their values", subject to its Charter of Good Conduct.

"It's going to be fresh, something new, something changing and in most instances eye-opening," explains Commonwealth Games Federation chief Brendan Williams.

Queen Elizabeth II has claimed the Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is providing a "beacon of hope" as it makes it journey around the world.