Tonight Michael van Gerwen (32) was supposed to play against the Englishman Chris Dobey at the Darts World Cup. Nothing will come of it: The Dutchman tested positive for the Corona-Virtus. From now on, the world championship will take place without “The Green Machine”.
Even after a positive test with Vincent van der Voort (46) there were fears that van Gerwen would also get caught. The two had spent the Christmas days together in London. Both live in the player’s hotel at the Darts World Cup, train together, eat and drink together.
As the first player at this World Cup, Raymond van Barneveld (54) published a positive test result on Christmas Eve. He was eliminated from the tournament the night before against Rob Cross (31). Last year Martijn Kleermaker (30) – also a Dutchman – had to leave the World Cup due to a positive test before his opening match.
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