Kyle McKinstry Statement
PDPA Statement with regards to Mr Kyle McKinstry.
The PDPA are aware that Kyle McKinstry has admitted to a charge related to match-fixing in a Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) sanctioned event, unconnected with the Professional Darts Corporation.
The DRA are in the process of dealing with this case, which is considered to be serious. It was announced last week that McKinstry has been suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanctioned events until the conclusion of his DRA hearing.
McKinstry has admitted a charge of match fixing in a fixture against David Evans. There is no suggestion whatsoever of any wrongdoing by Evans. The PDPA is assisting all parties concerned, including McKinstry and will continue to offer support in line with its duties as an organisation.
Our primary purpose is to serve and support all of our members and we hope that McKinstry’s mistakes and any punishment he may receive will also act as a reminder of the severity of such an offence.
Members are reminded to engage with our educational activities, including the e-learning module on betting integrity and our annual seminars. We also recently released new social media guidance, which includes the advice to report any integrity issues to the relevant authority.
Any suspicious approaches should be reported to the DRA or players should contact the PDPA for assistance in such matters. The PDPA will be making no further comment on this case at this time but would like to take this opportunity to remind all members to remain vigilant, educated and safe in this area.