Five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, former BDO world champion Mark Webster and 2010 Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson will all feature in Modus’ inaugural Icons of Darts live league, which kicks off tomorrow.
The Coronavirus pandemic has decimated the darting calendar in March and April, although fans will have the opportunity to get their fix of live darts over the coming weeks, with the tournament set to run through until Saturday May 2.
The PDC launched ‘Darts at Home’ last Wednesday, which saw current Tour Card holders Devon Petersen, Chris Dobey, Luke Humphries, Ted Evetts and Matthew Edgar compete in a round-robin format from the comfort of their respective homes, streamed live on the PDC’s official Facebook page.
Now Modus Sports Management are following suit, having selected six of their stars to compete in a round-robin competition, with the action streamed live across betting websites including Bet365 from 11am on Monday.
Five-time world champion Van Barneveld headlines the list of participants, with the doyen of Dutch darts having retired from competitive action following the 2020 World Championship, and RvB will kick off his campaign against fellow Dutchman Wessel Nijman.
Former major winners Webster and Nicholson will also feature. Two-time PDC World Cup finalist Webster opted not to compete at this year’s PDC Qualifying School having relinquished his Tour Card last year, whilst Nicholson narrowly missed out on a PDC return at Q-School.
Former PDC World Championship semi-finalist Andy Jenkins is also expected to compete alongside David Evans, who reached the quarter-finals of the BDO World Championship in January. All matches will be best of nine legs and more details will be announced in due course.
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Monday April 6
Mark Webster v Paul Nicholson
Raymond van Barneveld v Wessel Nijman
David Evans v Mark Webster
Paul Nicholson v Raymond van Barneveld
Wessel Nijman v David Evans
Mark Webster v Raymond van Barneveld
Paul Nicholson v Wessel Nijman
David Evans v Raymond van Barneveld
Mark Webster v Wessel Nijman
Paul Nicholson v David Evans