Local table tennis hero Gavin Rumgay has hit out at not been named in the Scottish team to play in this week’s European Championships in Alicante, Spain.
The 33-year-old, who recently won a bronze medal at the International Federation event in Lagos, claims he was left out due to not making himself available for an away international against Finland on a midweek night.
The association confirmed he did not make himself available but say the door is open for him to return to Scotland duty.
They add Rumgay, originally from Perth but now based in London, has been chosen to face Finland in Drumchapel, Glasgow, on October 2.
An association spokesperson said: “Gavin has not been selected for the Euro Championships but the door is always open for him and he has been selected to face Finland in Glasgow next month.”
Gavin claimed he couldn’t make the previous date in Finland as he has been doing a lot of travelling and playing and felt competing there on a Tuesday night would not be beneficial to him.
He added: “I am ranked 136 in the world and the next nearest Scot is ranked at 400-plus.
“I think it’s a nonsense I’m not picked but at least I am back in the fold for the home game against Finland.”