THREE darts players have been banned over suspicious betting on games.
The charges relate to matches played by Jack Main, Prakash Jiwa and Andy Jenkins and the Modus Super Series.Andy Jenkins is being investigated over an alleged match fixing[/caption] Prakash Jiwa has also been suspended and could miss the World Darts Championship[/caption]
The Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) has suspended the trio pending an investigation, with all three players able to appeal their punishment.
Jiwa’s suspension means he could miss the World Darts Championship next month, having won an Indian Qualifier to make the tournament.
He withdrew from the Modus Super Series in June due to “unforeseen circumstances”.
Main is being investigated over a Modus Super Series match against Lisa Ashton, who is not believed to have done anything wrong.
The matches under investigation involving Jiwa and Jenkins are yet to be confirmed.
A formal hearing will take place before the DRA Disciplinary Committee.
The DRA released a statement saying: “The Darts Regulation Authority Chairman Nigel Mawer has taken the decision to suspend Prakash Jiwa and Andy Jenkins from attending or competing in DRA sanctioned events whilst an investigation is conducted into suspicious betting on matches played in the Modus
“The players have the right to appeal this decision. These are two separate enquiries.
“On 9th June 2023 the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported suspicious betting on the match between Jack Main and Lisa Ashton in the Modus Super Series Event.
“After an investigation, the Darts Regulation Authority Chairman Nigel Mawer has decided that Jack Main has a case to answer for breaches of the DRA Betting Rules.
“As a result of this decision, Main has been suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanctioned events until the conclusion of the hearing or hearings and the determination of
“Main has the right to appeal this suspension decision.
“The matter will be referred to the DRA Disciplinary Committee where a formal hearing will take place at a date to be confirmed.
“There is no suggestion that Lisa Ashton was involved in any way.”