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World Series of Darts triple-header postponed until 2021

Peter Wright to miss World Series of Darts triple-header in Australia and New Zealand

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Wright will miss the trip Down Under (Photo by Taylor Lanning/PDC)

Peter Wright will miss the trio of World Series events in Australia and New Zealand for medical reasons, and will be replaced by Dimitri Van den Bergh.

World Champion Wright had been set to star in the Queensland Darts Masters, New South Wales Darts Masters and New Zealand Darts Masters in August.

However, the world number two has withdrawn from the World Series tournaments in order to undergo further medical treatment for an ongoing gallstones problem.

“I’m devastated to have to miss the visits to Australia and New Zealand but after further medical checks I have to put my health first,” said Wright.

“I was really looking forward to finally getting to Australia and New Zealand and being introduced Down Under as the reigning World Champion in front of all the great fans there.

“I’ll be doing everything I can to retain the World Championship and be back there next year instead!”

Wright will be replaced amongst the eight PDC representatives in the 16-player events by Belgian star Van den Bergh, who won the Nordic Darts Masters and Dutch Darts Masters events in June.

Van den Bergh was also a semi-finalist in the World Matchplay in Blackpool last week, having won that title two years ago.

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