Gary Anderson withdraws from PDC Home Tour due to poor wifi connection


The sporting world has come to a halt, but one sport that will continue is darts.

That's because the PDC have launched the PDC Home Tour, which starts on Friday.

Players will play at home and stream their board through a live video call.

The action will take place every evening for 32 days, with four players in action every night.

Darts fans will be able to watch the tour for free by registering for a PDC TV account.

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn commented: “It gives me great excitement that we are able to deliver live darts to fans in these unprecedented times.

“The PDC Home Tour will provide a regular supply of live sport to fans, showcasing the talent and unique characters of our players to both existing and new audiences.

“The event will also give players a chance to play competitive darts in this down period in preparation for the return to normal action, whenever that may be.”

Big-name players including Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price will both be in action during the first four days.

But one player that won't feature throughout the whole tournament is Gary Anderson.

The two-time world champion is unable to play because his internet connection is too weak. No, really.


Anderson told the Sun: “I was up for it but when we did tests of my WiFi, it’s just not reliable enough.

“It doesn’t surprise me. I struggle to pay bills online in my house, it’s really frustrating.

“I did want to take part. It would have been something different to try and win.”

Imagine not being able to take part in a competition because your internet isn't good enough.

Anderson also missed the opening few months of last year because of injury.

“It’s unbelievable," he continued. "Two years on the trot I’ve missed the opening few months.

“The most important thing is to be ready when the lockdown is over. It’s the same for us all.”

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