The 2021 Unibet Premier League will begin on Monday April 5 with a repeat of last year's final between Glen Durrant and Nathan Aspinall and feature the rematch of the World Championship final between Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson.
World number one Gerwyn Price has been ruled out of the Unibet Premier League after testing positive for Covid-19, and will be replaced in the field by James Wade.
All players and officials involved in the Unibet Premier League were tested on arrival at Milton Keynes' Marshall Arena on Sunday ahead of the 17-night tournament. World Champion Price returned a positive result, and as such will now return home to Markham to enter a period of self-isolation in line with government guidelines.
UK Open champion Wade, the next highest-ranked player from the PDC Order of Merit not previously in the Premier League, was in Milton Keynes on stand-by and will be a direct replacement for Price. All other players and officials tested on Sunday returned negative test results.
The 2009 Premier League champion, Wade will now take on Gary Anderson in Easter Monday's opening fixtures, before playing Rob Cross on Tuesday evening in Milton Keynes.
Night One - Monday April 5
Nathan Aspinall v Glen Durrant
Rob Cross v Jose de Sousa
Peter Wright v Jonny Clayton
James Wade v Gary Anderson
Michael van Gerwen v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Night Two - Tuesday April 6
Gary Anderson v Jose de Sousa
Jonny Clayton v Glen Durrant
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Nathan Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright
James Wade v Rob Cross
Night Three - Wednesday April 7
Rob Cross v Michael van Gerwen
Glen Durrant v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Peter Wright v Gary Anderson
Nathan Aspinall v James Wade
Jose de Sousa v Jonny Clayton
Night Four - Thursday April 8
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Peter Wright
Jonny Clayton v Rob Cross
Jose de Sousa v Nathan Aspinall
James Wade v Michael van Gerwen
Gary Anderson v Glen Durrant
Night Five - Friday April 9
Gary Anderson v Jonny Clayton
Peter Wright v Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall
James Wade v Glen Durrant
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Jose de Sousa
2021 Unibet Premier League
April 5-9 - Nights 1 to 5
April 19-22 - Night 6 to Judgement Night
May 5-7 - Nights 10 to 12
May 24-27 - Nights 13 to 16
May 28 - Play-Offs
All players will be informed directly.
Travel to the MILTON KEYNES:
Marshall Arena, ArenaMK, Milton Keynes.
For any Flights:
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The main MK Station is a short taxi ride away (6-7 Mins)
There are plenty of parking spaces at the hotel/venue, for directions click here > Directions and add your starting point.
Have you arranged your Covid Test prior to entering England:
If you are entering England through any borders you need to have a NEGATIVE Covid Test to enter. This needs to be a valid test PCR not an NHS or GOV App test? Make sure this is no longer than 72 hours prior to departing for England. You do not need to take a test if you began your journey to England from: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands, St Helena
What type of test is needed:
The type of test required needs to be a PCR Test, LAMP or Antigen Test.
Test for return home:
Have you arranged for a test for returning home after the event: There is an option at the Medicspot which is close to Milton Keynes in Bedford Click Here for the link. You can also contact them via email firstname.lastname@example.org This Covid test centre is conveniently located in Bedford town centre. You can drive and park using nearby facilities, or walk from the train station. It is a 'Fit to Fly' test. You arrange to pick it up, self test and drop back to them by 14.00hrs for results e-mailed by midnight the following day. This test is required if you are travelling back to Ireland, USA and Canada and most of mainland Europe but is not required for Northern Ireland, IOM. Some European countries only need the rapid test which can be done at the airport.
Make sure you are fully aware of the full quarantine restrictions for your own region/country for when you return. For arrival in England please make sure you go direct to the hotel and keep all your documents ready including your PDC Letter and test result.
Have you received your PDC Letter to aid with travel:
This is an exemption letter, and will outline the health protocols in place, the event you are attending, its bubble status and DCMS exemption in a return to elite sport etc? If you have not received this, please contact Hayley at the PDC email@example.com
Testing when you arrive at MK:
If you return a positive test result, you must leave site immediately and return home to self-isolate for 10 days. The testing company will notify Public Health England of your result. Non UK players who test positive will be required to make arrangements to self-isolate in the UK for 10 days before returning home.
DoubleTree Hotel at MK:
Make sure you book your hotel via firstname.lastname@example.org at the PDC ONLY, you are not allowed to book this hotel any other way or stay at any other hotel, you must also stay at the hotel to be eligible to play in this event.
Follow all current health guidelines to stay safe: Face masks, social distancing, wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitiser, and do not travel if you have tested positive for Covid-19 or you have any symptoms.
Getting to Milton Keynes
The easiest way to reach MK by road is via the M1. If you are coming from the North get off at Junction 14, or from the South, Junction 13. If using the A5 exit at Redmoor Roundabout and follow the signs for Stadium MK. If travelling by train the three closest stations are Milton Keynes Central, Bletchley, and Fenny Stratford.
Getting to Stadium MK
The stadium is 7 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1, and 10 minutes from Junction 14. Follow the brown road signs for Stadium MK when using the A5 or A421 (H8 Standing Way). Milton Keynes is built on a grid system of H Roads (horizontal) and V roads (vertical), we are between V6 Grafton Street and V7 Saxon Street.
There are 1,450 parking spaces around Stadium MK, so there are plenty to choose from. Parking at Stadium MK varies on matchdays and for large events, where traffic management will be in operation and charges may apply.
Milton Keynes is the centre point between London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge. We’re just 35 minutes by train from Central London, and well-served by London Luton airport, just over half an hour's drive away.