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Prakash Jiwa, Andy Jenkins and Jack Main suspended by DRA over suspicious betting in Modus Super Series

Jamie Shaw in Modus Super Series 20 Nov 2023
The Modus Super Series stage

Prakash Jiwa, Andy Jenkins and Jack Main have been suspended by the DRA over suspicious betting patterns on matches in the Modus Super Series.

The trio have been suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanctioned events whilst an investigation is conducted.

There are two separate enquiries, one involving Jiwa and Jenkins and the other involving Main. The players have the right to appeal the suspension.

Jiwa most recently featured in the Modus Super Series in June and withdrew from the event on June 2 due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

The 53-year-old came through the Indian Qualifier to reach this year’s PDC World Championship, which gets under way next month, but the suspension now puts his participation at Ally Pally in serious doubt.

Jenkins, a former PDC World Championship semi-finalist, has competed in the Modus Super Series in numerous occasions, most recently in July.

Earlier this month, the 52-year-old won a World Seniors Open Series event and is ranked third on the WSDT Order of Merit.

The matches under investigation involving Jiwa and Jenkins are yet to be confirmed.

On June 9, 2023, the International Betting Integrity Association reported suspicious betting on the match between Main and Lisa Ashton in the Modus Super Series. There is no suggestion that Ashton was involved in manipulating the outcome of the match in any way.

After an investigation, DRA Chairman Nigel Mawer decided that Main has a case to answer for breaches of the DRA betting rules and has subsequently been suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanctioned events until the conclusion of the hearing.

The matter will be referred to the DRA Disciplinary Committee where a formal hearing will take place at a date to be confirmed.

Main, 27, held a PDC Tour Card from 2021-2022 and has competed on the PDC Challenge Tour this year.

The Modus Super Series is an independently run, live streamed and televised event in Portsmouth held each week.

The event carries an annual prize fund of around £1 million, with 12 players will competing in group matches from Monday to Friday and six qualifiers moving into ‘Finals Night’ each Saturday.

Every 13 weeks, a ‘Champions Week’ takes place to determine the overall winner from the 12 weekly winners as they compete for a £20,000 top prize.

A statement from the MSS published on Monday, read: