Corey Cadby has responded to a search warrant issued by Wyndham Police which stated that he failed to appear in court last month.
The former World Youth champion appeared in a post published on the Wyndham Police Facebook page on Tuesday, which asked the public for information regarding Cadby’s whereabouts.
The post claimed that Cadby had failed to appear at Werribee Magistrates Court on September 24th in relation to ‘traffic and other related matters’, although the Australian took to social media and insisted that he has attended court in Victoria since the date of the original hearing.
“Cheers for the heads up, I appreciate it,” Cadby said on Facebook. “But for the people who are interested about what you’re seeing, with everything that has been going on.
“I missed a court date in regards to alleged driving with no licence, which I do have. But I did attend court after the date I missed. So if you do see it, please report it.“
It’s been a turbulent 18 months for Cadby, who has only featured in 11 senior PDC ranking events in 2019. Having reached the 2018 UK Open final last March, the 24-year-old returned to Australia to obtain a Three-Year Tier Two Sportsman’s Visa to ensure he could compete on the PDC tour.
Complication with Cadby’s application resulted in lengthy delays totalling 12 months and ‘The King’ admitted he suffered with stress and depression during this period of uncertainty, although he made a successful return, picking up a Development Tour title in April.
However, his last PDC ranking event came way back in June at the Czech Darts Open, where he enjoyed a run to the last 16 – his first appearance on the European Tour throughout his entire career.
Nevertheless, he hasn’t made a competitive appearance since suffering successive first round exits on the World Series circuit in August and as a result, he’s dropped to 63rd on the PDC Order of Merit and is in serious danger of relinquishing his tour card in January.
Cadby has not confirmed whether he will return to the UK before the end of the season, but he has not qualified for any of the remaining major televised events this year, which means he may be forced to return to Qualifying School in 2020 if he wants to retain a place on the PDC circuit.
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