Last update: 10/22/20 9:11 PM
Recently crowned Premier League champion Glen Durrant has retired from the International Darts Open this weekend after receiving a positive test for coronavirus.
Durrant, who sealed his first PDC title on television against Nathan Aspinall in the Premier League final last week in Coventry, was supposed to take part in the European Tour event in Riesa, but now has to isolate himself according to government guidelines.
All other event employees who have to test before or after their arrival in Riesa recorded a negative test.
Niels Zonneveld has also retired from the original qualification field after previously informing the PDC of his self-isolation requirements after receiving a positive test in early October.
Kyle Anderson, Peter Wright, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Ryan Murray had also previously withdrawn from the International Darts Open.
As a result, eight players from the Host Nation Qualifier will come to Riesa on Thursday evening to complete the 48-player field for this weekend’s event.
Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting are back in action at Riesa this weekend after receiving negative results on COVID-19 tests this week after testing positive before the last World Grand Prix.
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