Ted Hankey happy with PDC switch
Ted Hankey has reaffirmed his contentment with his decision to switch from the British Darts Organisation (BDO) to the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) earlier this year.
The BDO released a statement earlier this month stating that Hankey had breached the organisation’s disciplinary code and that he would be fined £1,000 plus costs and be banned from BDO events for 18 months for doing so.
“The alleged breaches were that Mr Hankey failed, without satisfactory explanation, to honour the commitment he made in the participation agreement that he signed prior to competing in the 2012 Championship that, if he reached the semi-final of that event, he would participate in the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship and/or that he disrupted the 2012 Championship and/or that he acted contrary to the interests of the BDO in his conduct at the 2012 Championship,” said the official statement.
Hankey has now replied in kind reiterating that he is happy to have joined the PDC in January.
“I am now sure that my decision to join the PDC was the right one after this 'verdict'," said The Count.
"I don't want to get involved in an argument over how the BDO operate but I just want to say I am very happy playing for the PDC and am looking forward to the new challenges ahead.
"I've very much enjoyed the past six months and am working hard to be successful within the PDC system.”
Hankey’s only television appearance since joining the PDC came in the UK Open earlier this summer, but he will also feature in the Grand Slam of Darts in November due to his past success at Lakeside. He is currently ranked at number 85 in the PDC Order of Merit and is 52nd in the Pro Tour Order of Merit.