Porter on late decision to include Sherrock in PDC World Darts Championship: "We've made the right decision, so the route we got there is less important"

Fallon Sherrock was included late in the PDC World Darts Championship which drew major discussion points including around how long the PDC have had this planned for with Matt Porter seemingly having it sewn up before the World Grand Prix due to already knowing where the 96th spot was going.

But for Porter, while he admits that it was slightly the wrong timing, they believe they've made the right decision in allowing three female players to be involved.

"That's a big step forward, look I think was it the right decision, yes. Was it handled the right way? Maybe we could have done things differently. We've made the right decision, so kind of the route we got there is less important," said Porter to Online Darts.

"There's no conspiracy theories or anything like that. Well there are but they're not accurate. It's just things get announced when it's suitable for them to be announced. If we're going to make seven announcements in a week, we're not going to do them all on the same day. It's just a coincidence how that happens."

But there will be no imminent Tour Card for the winner of the Women's Series with Porter saying that it is more of a stepping stone than a Challenge or Development Tour environment where anyone can play.

"No for the reason that the women can play in the Challenge Tour and the Development Tour and the men can't play in the Women's Series. It is there to give players more competitive opportunities where they can become more accustomed to the PDC environment. That wouldn't be a move we're looking at making at the moment."

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