Appeal over badminton duo

Badminton Scotland has launched an appeal in the hope of entering two players in more events at this summer's Commonwealth Games.

Youngsters Caitlin Pringle and Rebekka Findlay have both been named in the host nation's 10-strong squad for Glasgow but only in the team event.

The other eight players in the party will also play in the individual singles or doubles competitions.

Selection for the events was made by Commonwealth Games Scotland in line with criteria accepted by Badminton Scotland.

During a year-long period players were required to reach an agreed world ranking for at least four weeks, one of which had to be in 2014.

Badminton Scotland accepts that criteria has been followed but believes a strong case can still be made for both players.

Chief executive Anne Smillie said: "This would be a great experience for both girls.

"As it happens, both girls are ranked high enough to qualify for the World Championships at the end of August so we would like Commonwealth Games Scotland to take this into account when we ask them to consider our appeal."

Pringle and Findlay, both 20, are together ranked 95th in the world women's doubles rankings but their inclusion in individual events would allow different combinations to be considered.

With the appeal yet to be formally submitted, Commonwealth Games Scotland was unable to comment on the issue.