Mardle on 'poor' PDC ranking system: "I think the PDC knows that it's not 100% fair"
It has been a PDC World Darts Championship which has stirred up a lot of debate including on the rankings especially with players testing positive for COVID-19 and not able to play for extra ranking money.
Wayne Mardle spoke to Online Darts during the showpiece event and called it poor but said there are only a few aspects which could be changed to make it fair.
"Where it comes to light where it's been so detrimental to some players where they say this event don't count. I think they could go the whole hog and say this doesn't count. Maybe a percentage of ranking money goes on," said Mardle to Online Darts.
"There are going to be some that can shoot up 10-15 spots. What's right, there is no right answer unfortunately and I don't know how the PDC are ever going to make it 100%."
"It's a poor ranking system anyway. I think the PDC knows that it's not 100% fair but to have an absolute fair system, it's difficult. I believe it should deteriorate to a 24th so if you win half a million, you don't lose that half a million. Two years later, you go to sleep World Number One and you end up World Number 19, that's not fair. But if it deteriorates to the 24th every month, you'll go from World Number One after a couple of months, World Number Two but it hasn't happened over night."