Peter Wright says he hopes to resurrect Scotland’s PDC World Cup of Darts title-winning team with Gary Anderson when the tournament takes place in September.
The Scottish pair won the team event in 2019, beating Ireland 3-1 in the final, but were both absent for their title defence in November last year, pulling out due to travel concerns during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking as a guest on tomorrow’s Weekly Dartscast, Wright confirmed he hoped to partner up with Anderson again to represent Scotland when this year’s World Cup takes place.
The 2021 event is due to be held in Jena’s Sparkassen-Arena, in Germany, from September 9-12, with Wales’ Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton the defending champions.
“Yeah, I’m definitely playing (in the World Cup),” Wright said. “We want to get that (trophy) back.
“Fingers crossed, hopefully Gary’s going to play as well. But that’s down to Gary.
“We did have talks and at the time he said ‘yeah’, but things change. Hopefully me and Gaz can go and get our trophy back.”
Wright, who won the World Matchplay in front of a full capacity crowd at the Winter Gardens, in Blackpool, last Sunday, is also set to be in the line up when the PDC’s European Tour resumes in September.
However, the qualifying criteria for the European Championship, a title Wright won last year, is based on prize money won on the European Tour, and the defending champion is unaware on when this year’s event will take place.
“I don’t know where that’s going to be, or any dates,” Wright said.
“I think there’s only going to be two Europeans, in Budapest and Gibraltar. That’s all I know.
“Where they hold it (the European Championship) we don’t know. Hopefully all the stuff lifts up in Germany, so we can go over there.”
Listen to the full interview with Peter Wright on tomorrow’s Weekly Dartscast. Available on Spotify, iTunes and all good podcast providers.