Badminton: Scottish trio named in Euro team for Axiata Cup

Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair claimed the badminton mixed doubles bronze medal at Glasgow 2014
Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair claimed the badminton mixed doubles bronze medal at Glasgow 2014

Scotland's three Commonwealth Games badminton medallists have been named in All-Star Europe's team for the Axiata Cup.

Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair, who won mixed doubles bronze at Glasgow 2014, and singles silver medallist Kirsty Gilmour, have all made the team.

The tournament will be held in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur and is the richest team event in world badminton.

Dutchman Martijn van Doremalen is the manager for All-Star Europe.

Russians Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov are also in the team, with another men's singles player to be selected.

Eight teams play each other in the preliminary rounds in Jakarta from 27 November to 3 December, with the top four going forward to the semi-finals and finals on 6-7 December in Kuala Lumpur. The prize pot for the event is more than £620,000.

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