Aldershot's Wade will miss next week's Sydney Darts Masters tournament following ban for breaching code
Aldershot ace James Wade has been hit with a suspension by the Darts Regulation Authority following a breach of their strict disciplinary code this week.
The world No.4 was found to have “acted in a manner which may reasonably be considered to injure or discredit the DRA or bring the game into disrepute” at a hearing on Tuesday (August 20).
As a result the 30-year-old, who has previous battled against bipolar disorder and depression, has been banned for the next four PDC tournaments.
A DRA statement said: “As a result of a series of referrals to the Darts Regulation Authority relating to the behaviour of James Wade at PDC Tour events, James Wade was found to be in breach of rule 4.1 of the DRA rules: 'No player or member shall act in a manner which may reasonably be considered to injure or discredit the DRA or bring the game of darts into disrepute'.
“The DRA do not routinely publish the outcomes of hearings, but in this case it related to a senior player not being able to enter high-profile tournaments and it was important to clarify the reason for this.”
Wade will now miss next week’s Sydney Darts Masters and will also sit out a European Tour event in Hildesheim, Germany and two Players' Championship tournaments in Barnsley.
He will, however, be free to return for the German Darts Masters in September.