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Gary Anderson opts out of 2021 World Cup of Darts

Jamie Shaw in World Cup of Darts 04 Sep 2021
Anderson will not be pairing up with Snakebite (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Gary Anderson has opted out of representing Scotland at the 2021 World Cup of Darts and will be replaced by John Henderson.

Anderson, who partnered Peter Wright to glory in 2019, pulled out of last year’s behind closed doors event in Salzburg and has declined the chance to pull on the Scotland shirt again this month.

Wright also missed last year’s event due to travel concerns but has confirmed he will return to captain the Scottish side in Jena from September 9-12.

World number 44 Henderson partnered Robert Thornton last time around and will return to the line-up alongside reigning World Matchplay champion Wright.

Anderson will not feature in either of the two European Tour events this season and will consequently miss the European Championship as he remains on home soil.

The full line-up for the 32-nation tournament is expected to be confirmed next week.

The top eight teams will be seeded in the draw based on combined Order of Merit rankings and the remaining 24 teams will be unseeded in the First Round.