Kyle ‘The Original’ Anderson has released a statement to announce that he has relinquished his upcoming PDC tour card and opted to stay at home in Australia instead.
According to Sky Sports Anderson said: “I have had a great seven years in the PDC but I have a new child on the way next month, so it’s only fair that I give my Tour Card up so that another rising star can try to achieve their dream.”
Anderson has been in his native Australia since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic last March, having returned from the UK.
‘The Original’ was ranked 60th on the PDC Order of Merit going into 2021 and decided to step back from the upcoming tour as he and his wife are expecting their second child later this year.
The 33-year-old outlined his reasons for not taking part in this years events saying: “After playing in today’s DPA event and with the ongoing pandemic, I had another long chat with my management with the outcome being to relinquish my Tour Card with immediate effect,”
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“I have had a great seven years in the PDC but I have a new child on the way next month, so it’s only fair that I give my Tour Card up so that another rising star can try to achieve their dream.
“I would like to thank the PDC for the amazing opportunity that I had been given, and I will hopefully be seeing everyone again in the World Series in Australia.”
Anderson has had some success on the darts circuit reaching the last 32 at the Ally Pally on four separate occasions, and a World Cup semi-final with Simon Whitlock in 2018.