Corey Cadby withdraws from the World Darts Championship

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 26 Nov 2018
Aussie ace Cadby in action (credit:DPA/PDC)

Corey Cadby has withdrawn from the 2018/19 PDC World Championship due to visa issues.

The former World Youth Champion has been dealt another blow in a frustrating year away from the oche which has seen him sidelined from overseas competition since March.

He will be replaced in the 96-player field by Daventry's Matthew Edgar - the next highest non-qualified player from the ProTour Order of Merit.

Cadby's last appearance in a PDC event came in August at the Brisbane Masters - where he defeated Simon Whitlock 6-5 before losing out to eventual champion Rob Cross in the Quarter-Finals.

The year began brightly for the 23-year-old after he earned a Tour Card at Qualifying School before going on to win a UK Open qualifying event and reach the final of the UK Open within the next two months.

However, his progress has since been halted by visa problems in his homeland, meaning he has been unable to travel to Europe to compete on the circuit.

The 2018/19 William Hill World Championship features 96 players competing from December 13 to January 1 as they battle for £2.5 million in prize money and the Sid Waddell Trophy.

The draw will be made live on Sky Sports News at approximately 5.30pm GMT on Monday following the conclusion of the PDPA Qualifier.

Under the new expanded format, the top 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit are seeded and will enter at the Second Round stage.

Round One will feature 32 qualifiers from the ProTour Order of Merit, based on prize money won across 41 non-televised events in 2018, and 32 international qualifiers.


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