Snakebite withdraws from the World Cup

LACKING BITE: Mendham's Peter Wright was eliminated from the PDC World Championships following a 5-1 quarter-final defeat to Gary Anderson
LACKING BITE: Mendham's Peter Wright was eliminated from the PDC World Championships following a 5-1 quarter-final defeat to Gary Anderson

Peter Wright has withdrawn himself from selection for the Scotland team in next week’s PDC Betway World Cup of Darts.

The Mendham-based thrower teamed up with Gary Anderson to reach the final of the pairs event last year, but will play no part in the 2016 staging of the four-day event in Frankfurt, which starts on Thursday.

Wright is the second highest-ranked Scot in the PDC Order of Merit and is therefore eligible to team up with Anderson again, but has this week announced he is unavailable for selection.

n Wright was set to face Michael van Gerwen in the Dubai Darts Masters quarter-finals yesterday.