In a big blow to the organisers, the Jamaican sprinter, who is the fourth fastest woman in history, said she wants to concentrate on next year’s World Championship.
“It is a long season and trying to peak for the Commonwealths and then coming home in December to start training for a World Championships (next year) is too much to ask, especially for someone like me who is a also a student.
“I will be in school. I don’t think I am going,” Fraser was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
Fraser announced her decision at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, where she came second in the 100M behind another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown.
However, the organisers here refused to confirm her pull-out. “I won’t comment. The last date to submit names of athletes is September 3. So far, we have received about 10,000 entries. Only after the cut-off date we will able to say something,” Lalit Bhanot, organising secretary of the Commonwealth Games, said. Bolt, the triple Olympic champion, had said last month that he won’t compete in the October 3-14 Games.