Usain Bolt has left a large question mark over whether the Commonwealth Games will figure in his schedule for the 2010 season by saying that he does not plan to compete in major championships because he needs an easy season to help him prepare for the London 2012 Olympics.
Suresh Kalmadi, the chairman of the New Delhi organising committee, had claimed last month that he is confident that Bolt and team-mate Asafa Powell, the former world record holder for the 100 metres, and the rest of Jamaica's top sprinters will run in the Indian capital.
But the triple Olympic and world champion, has warned that he plans to adopt a more low-key approach in 2010 after two years during which he has revolutionised the sport by smashing the world records for the 100 and 200 metres.
"We’ll definitely win races and try to do our best. But we don’t really want to do too much, because after the upcoming season we have World Championships in 2011 and the Olympics in 2012 and I have to defend my titles."
Bolt has consistently refused to commit himself to the Commonwealth Games, which are due to open on October 3, 2010. He has said that he will leave the final decision to his coach, Glen Mills.