Premier League champion Glen Durrant test positive for COVID19.
Glen Durrant has tested positive for COVID19 and has withdrawn from this weekends International Darts Open in Riesa Germany. Duzza with now self isolate in accordance with government guidelines.
It was only last week Durrant won his first televised PDC title, when he lifted the Premier League in Coventry. Duzza will now be forced to miss this weekend.
At this current time, Durrant is in the provisional field for next weekends European Championships that will be held in Oberhausen in Germany. Due to the government guidelines, the minimum period that people testing positive for COVD19 need to self isolate for is ten days. This would seemly rule Durrant out of next weekends TV major live on ITV, where the winner would pocket 120,000.
Duzza becomes the sixth player that is unavailable this weekend for the International Darts Open. Niels Zonneveld is also self-isolation after receiving a positive test so is unable to compete. Kyle Anderson, Peter Wright, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Ryan Murray will also not be heading for Riesa this weekend due to travel reasons.
As a result of the withdrawals, eight places will be available from the Host Nation Qualifier.
The Iceman Gerwyn Price has won this International Darts Open for the last two years. Can Price make it a hat trick of wins this weekend?
It was only a few weeks ago that Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting both tested positive for COVID19. Forcing the pair both to miss the BoyleSport World Grand Pix. The good news for both Lewis and Bunting is they both returned negative tests and are free to compete this weekend in Riesa for the International Darts Open.
We would like to wish all the players a speedy recovery and hope to see them all back on the oche very soon.