The Premier League Darts double-header at Rotterdam Ahoy which was scheduled to take place on March 25-26 is the latest PDC event to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Three European Tour events due to take place in Sindelfingen, Leverkusen and Munich over the coming weeks were all postponed over the last few days due to restrictions put in place by regional federal governments within Germany.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Thursday afternoon that all gatherings of more than 100 people were to be prevented in the Netherlands until at least March 31, which curtailed any hopes of the Premier League double-header going ahead as planned later this month.
The player sat ninth in the Premier League table following the second night of action on Dutch soil was set to be eliminated from the competition, although the PDC are yet to reveal potential alterations to the format as a result of the postponement.
The PDC have confirmed that they will work with Rotterdam Ahoy to secure new dates to stage the double-header, yet at present there are no restrictions on any other Premier League nights, with Night Six going ahead as planned this evening at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena.
The coronavirus outbreak has had a major impact on the sporting calendar over the last 48 hours, with a host of major events suffering postponement. The World Health Organisation (WHO) have labelled the outbreak a ‘pandemic’, urging governments to take ‘urgent and aggressive action’.
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