Two-time world champion Gary Anderson has been forced to withdraw from the innovative PDC Home Tour event because his WiFi connection is not strong enough.
‘The Flying Scotsman’ was due to feature in the history-making competition, which will see 128 players competing over the course of 32 consecutive days of action – with four players locking horns from their respective homes each night in a round-robin format.
The competition was devised to provide some much-needed entertainment for fans amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated the entire sporting calendar within the United Kingdom.
“I was up for it but when we did tests of my WiFi, it’s just not reliable enough,” Anderson told The Sun. “It doesn’t surprise me. I struggle to pay bills online in my house, it’s really frustrating. I did want to take part. It would have been something different to try and win.”
The round-robin format will be comprised of best of nine leg matches, with the winners of each group advancing to the last 32. The action will be broadcast live on PDC.TV and current world champion Peter Wright headlines the opening night on Friday evening.
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