Darts: Cross' Premier League campaign to resume

Rob Cross is poised to resume his 2020 Unibet Premier League campaign.
Rob Cross / Picture: Lawrence LustigRob Cross / Picture: Lawrence Lustig
Rob Cross / Picture: Lawrence Lustig

The prestigious competition, which has been on hold since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will return with six consecutive nights at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes from Tuesday until Sunday, August 30.

It has been announced that the subsequent four nights of the regular season will be played at the same venue from September 3-6, replacing the planned events in Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

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All will be held without spectators with live television coverage on Sky.

Should it not be possible to stage the Play-Offs at the O2 in London with a crowd on Thursday, October 22, a further night behind closed doors will be added in Milton Keynes on Wednesday, September 2, making Sunday, September 6 the Play-Offs.

Cross sits eighth in the nine-man Premier League table with five points from his six matches so far.

The world number five is three points above Daryl Gurney, with the player bottom of the standings after nine games to be eliminated.

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Cross - last year’s runner-up - will face the league’s present top three players in his next three encounters.

First up is world No1 Michael van Gerwen on Tuesday, followed by Michael Smith on Wednesday and Glen Durrant in what’s known as “Judgement Night” on Thursday.

In its usual form, the Premier League is an elite roadshow competition played around the UK and Europe.

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