Cadby sets sights on return to PDC Tour after battling personal problems: "They all say I'm done, I'm nowhere near done. The King is Back" | Dartsnews.com

Cadby sets sights on return to PDC Tour after battling personal problems: "They all say I'm done, I'm nowhere near done. The King is Back"

Corey Cadby has emerged after seemingly walking away from the sport to announce he is back and ready to take darts by storm again.

Cadby, who is a former World Youth Champion and a player who was highly touted for big things went from reaching the UK Open final; to giving up his Tour Card in just over a year. He sat down in an extended interview with Phill Barrs to discuss where it all went wrong and his path returning to the top.

He detailed personal issues which led to this. This included having to withdraw from Auckland last year after competing in two prior World Series events which he revealed in the interview was worded nicely and that he did not board the plane to the event which led to the PDC withdrawing him. He spoke about the demons he was battling at that time.

"To be honest, day after day each day was so hard and that lead to alcohol. I was never happy. I was actually depressed. I was trying to bring myself to reality to realise there were people there that care."

"I didn't want to wake up, there was thoughts of suicide actually on my mind at that time."

Return for 'The King' including Q-School plans

Cadby went onto speak about his future plans; including how he is looking to move over to the UK again; as well as that conversations have taken place about his next plan of action.

"I've kind of realised at the time when I had nothing, what it was like to have everything and I don't want to go back down that road.

I know that if I put in a lot of time and make the step and move to England; I can be very dangerous and be in the top 16 before you know it."

He has since played in webcam darts tournaments over in Australia this past week; with some of his old form on display and he has lauded praise on it while also setting his goals.

"To be honest, I think the webcam darts is the way through during this Coronavirus but I spoke to Mac (Elkin) and Garry (Plummer) the other night and I think that I'm going to get back onto the DPA to get match practice. I'm going to win the Oceanic Masters and get back into the World Championship and obviously while I'm over there, I'll stay for Q-School."

Current form

He went onto say that he is getting some of the form back which saw him emerge as this highly touted talent on the World Series and he sent a warning shot to anyone doubting him when he returns to the DPA.

"I think I'm right the way it is. I just need to tighten up my doubling and stop having those lazy scores of 40, 41, 43 and 26 and I think it's mine to lose," he continued.

"They all say I'm done, I'm nowhere near done. The King is Back."

"I'm ready, I'm more than ready. Hopefully the wife and kids can come over and that would be superb."

Premier League/World Championship in his sights and building bridges

Cadby also said that he has two main goals in his mind when he returns to the UK within two years and that he wants to build bridges again with the PDC after Auckland in particular.

"I'd say either winning the Premier League or winning the World's. I must say Glen (Durrant) was very lucky to get my spot." he joked.

"I think I need to give them an email as I put them through hell. I made them look atrocious," he said. "I made them look like idiots. Hopefully I can come across and have another conversation and say how sorry I am."

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