Bankier heads for badminton tournament in Malaysia

Milngavie’s Imogen Bankier is part of the Scottish team heading out to play in the Sudirman Cup challenge in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week.

The 25 year old who has been capped for Scotland 45 times is among top badminton players competitng in the seven day cup competiton which kicks off on Monday.

Scotland face Russia, USA and Sweden in the group stages with the group winners meeting the winner of a group containing Netherlands, France, Canada and Austria in the knockout stage. Scotland need to top the group and then land the knockout blow if they are to win promotion to the 12-strong elite Group 1.