One of the big talking points in the world of darts recently has been the PDC's announcement that in 2024, Players Championship events will be held exclusively midweek. Despite criticism from some players, Nathan Aspinall is a big fan.
"Massive fan, thank you Matt Porter, Barry Hearn and everyone who's done this," 'The Asp' says delighted when quizzed on the topic by Online Darts. "End of the day it is the Professional Darts Corporation. I know there's people that are going to struggle with work commitments but my argument is, I worked once. I took the risk, took the gamble and quit my job with nothing. It's paid off for me."
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For Aspinall the gamble has been more than repaid. The Englishman is now a two-time major winner and has earned himself a whopping £666,000 on the rolling two-year PDC Order of Merit, prior to the World Grand Prix. "I know it can't work out for everyone but it is the PDC and they have got to look after us boys as well," he continues.
"On the Pro Tours, the numbers were just slipping week-in week-out. I think there was one, I was on holiday and it was in Hildesheim and there was only four of the top sixteen there! The PDC don't want that, the people sponsoring these events don't want that, so I think it was the best move all round."