Squash player drops appeal against games non-selection

By TONY WHITE

twhite@dailyexaminer.com.au

CAMERON Pilley has decided not to continue his appeal against non-selection in the Australian Commonwealth Games squash team.

On Wednesday afternoon in Brisbane the Squash Australia Appeals Committee rejected Pilley's appeal. He was considering a further appeal to the independent Court Of Arbitration For Sport (CAS).

The Daily Examiner attempted to contact Pilley at his hotel in America yesterday where he is playing the Virginia Open Championships, but the Yamba squash professional was unavailable.

Pilley's father Steve confirmed his son's intentions.

"Obviously Cameron is disappointed at the result of the appeal but he has decided not to take it further," Steve Pilley said. "Cameron is now keen to move on and put this behind him."

Talk in squash circles suggests Pilley and Melissa Martin, who also missed the Australian team and subsequently failed in an appeal, and like Pilley was listed as a reserve, were most unlucky not to be originally selected.

Interestingly, two male players selected ahead of worked No. 28 Pilley -- Dan Jenson and Joseph Kneipp -have slipped further in the latest world rankings.

While Pilley retained his ranking, Jenson slipped one place to 36 and Kneipp two spots to 31.



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