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Premier League Darts double-header in Rotterdam postponed

Jamie Shaw in Premier League Darts 12 Mar 2020
Rotterdam’s Ahoy was set to host consecutive nights in March (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The Premier League Darts double-header in Rotterdam on March 25-26 has become the latest PDC event to be postponed due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

Three European Tour events planned for Germany during March and April were postponed earlier this week due to restrictions put in place by regional federal governments.

On Thursday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced that all gatherings of more than 100 people were to be prevented in the Netherlands until at least March 31.

The PDC has vowed work with Rotterdam Ahoy to secure new dates to stage the Premier League nights, with further announcements to be made in due course.

Fans who have tickets for either Premier League night in Rotterdam will be entitled to retain the tickets for the equivalent new dates or to receive a full refund.

It is unclear how the postponement will affect the remainder of the tournament, with Rotterdam initially set to host Judgement Night on Thursday March 26, following which the bottom player in the league table would be eliminated.

At present, the Unibet Premier League’s other nights are not subject to any restrictions, however, the PDC will continue to liaise with the relevant authorities.

The Premier League is due to take place in Liverpool this Thursday before heading to Newcastle for Night Seven next week.

Berlin is schedule for April 23, while the play-offs are due to be held at London’s O2 Arena on May 21.