Rod Harrington has resigned as PDC director and commentator

Photo credit Lawrence Lustig PDC

Former world matchplay champion Rod Harrington has stepped down as PDC director and commentator.

Harrington won the 1998 and 1999 World Matchplay titles and the 1991 World Masters, while also reaching the world No. 1 ranking.

He also appeared in World Championships and World Grand Prix finals before retiring in 2007.

A founding member of the World Darts Council more than three decades ago, Harrington joined the PDC’s board of directors and helped shape the professional future of the sport, while also commentating on Sky Sports and the World Series of Darts.

Harrington, who was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame in 2019, has now retired from the PDC Board of Directors, his last events as a commentator at the World Series of Darts in Australia and New Zealand in August.

PDC chairman Barry Hearn said: “Rod should be proud of all he has achieved during his time in darts and we wish him every success in his retirement. When I brought Rod onto the PDC Board of Directors, we knew his experience as a player would be vital in helping to shape the future of darts. .He was instrumental in introducing the PTC and the global structures we have today, particularly the Development Tour.

The third part of Rod’s career was his television work and he was a respected commentator on Sky Sports and our World Series, providing valuable insight into the game.

The prince of style, nicknamed Rod Harrington, will turn 65 in December and retire.

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