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Premier League Darts 2021 to begin behind closed doors + 2022 dates announced

Van den Bergh and De Sousa among nine players confirmed for 2021 Premier League Darts

Jamie Shaw in Premier League Darts 04 Jan 2021
Portugal’s De Sousa is among the nine confirmed competitors (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Dimitri Van den Bergh and Jose de Sousa will make their Premier League Darts debuts in 2021, with nine of the ten participants having been confirmed.

This year’s Premier League Darts will see the event move back to featuring ten regular competitors following the removal of the ‘Challengers’ concept.

The start of the tournament, which was won by Glen Durrant last October, is to be delayed due to current restrictions.

The bottom two players following Judgement Night after nine games will be eliminated from the event.

A further seven league nights would then take place ahead of the season-ending Play-Offs, featuring the top four players competing in the Semi-Finals and final.

Reigning champion Durrant headlines the nine competitors confirmed by the PDC following Sunday’s William Hill World Championship final, as the Teessider looks to repeat the glory of his debut season in which he also finished top of the table.

World Matchplay champion Van den Bergh and Grand Slam of Darts champion De Sousa are both rewarded with a place in their first Premier League.

Five-time Premier League champion Michael van Gerwen and two-time winner Gary Anderson will be aiming to regain the trophy in 2021, while World Champion Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright, Rob Cross and 2020 runner-up Nathan Aspinall are also involved.

The tenth player will be confirmed following The Masters, which is to be played as scheduled at the end of January.

The start of the 2021 Premier League season is now expected to begin around Easter, with details of any rearranged dates to be confirmed in due course.

The tournament had been set to commence in February in Cardiff, with further league nights planned in Dublin, Newcastle, Rotterdam, Exeter, Belfast, Nottingham and Manchester before Judgement Night in Brighton on April 1.

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Premier League Darts 2021 Competitors

Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright
Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross
Gary Anderson
Glen Durrant
Nathan Aspinall
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jose de Sousa
Final player to be confirmed following The Masters