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World Darts Championship 2021/22 Day 12 | Evening Session preview and order of play

Dave Chisnall becomes third player pulled from the World Darts Championship after positive Covid test

Jamie Shaw in World Darts Championship 29 Dec 2021
Dave Chisnall is ruled out of the tournament (Photo by PDC)

Dave Chisnall has been withdrawn from the 2021/22 World Darts Championship after testing positive for Covid-19.

Chisnall was due to face Luke Humphries in the Third Round on Wednesday afternoon, but has returned a positive Covid test and is therefore out of the competition.

As a result, Humphries will receive a bye into the Last 16 – where he will face Chris Dobey.

Chisnall had defeated Mike De Decker 3-0 in his opening contest on Tuesday December 21.

The number 14 seed, who reached the Semi-Finals last year, has become the fourth player to test positive for Covid-19 during the tournament and the third to be removed from the draw.

Raymond van Barneveld tested positive following his Second Round defeat to Rob Cross last week, while Vincent van der Voort was the first to be withdrawn from the tournament on Monday.

Three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen returned a positive test on Tuesday and was also withdrawn from the competition ahead of his scheduled Third Round tie with Dobey.

Spain’s Juan Rodriguez withdrew prior to the tournament following a positive test.

Wednesday’s afternoon session at Alexandra Palace will now feature just two matches as Jose De Sousa faces Alan Soutar before Nathan Aspinall takes on Callan Rydz.

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