Four-Event Suspension For Wade
THE Darts Regulation Authority have announced that James Wade will miss the next four PDC tournaments through suspension.
A DRA statement released on August 20 2013 states:
As a result of a series of referrals to the Darts Regulation Authority relating to the behaviour of James Wade at PDC Tour Events, James Wade was found to be in breach of rule 4.1 of the DRA Rules:
'No Player or Member shall act in a manner which may reasonably be considered to injure or discredit the DRA or bring the game of darts into disrepute'.
He has been suspended from the next four tournaments.
These are as follows:
1. The Sydney Darts Masters
2. European Tour 6, Hildesheim, Germany
3 & 4. Players Championship 7 & 8, Barnsley
The DRA do not routinely publish the outcomes of hearings, but in this case it related to a senior player not being able to enter high-profile tournaments and it was important to clarify the reason for this.
Wade will be replaced as a Seeded Player for the Sydney Darts Masters by Paul Nicholson, with an additional qualifying place to be made available at the Oceanic Masters on Wednesday August 28.
The world number five will be available to return to action in the German Darts Masters European Tour event, from September 20-22 in Sindelfingen.