Nine players make the cut as Gerwyn Price tops Premier League darts line-up
Dimitri Van den Bergh and Jose de Sousa have made the cut for the Premier League darts line-up for the first time in their careers
Dates for the 2021 competition are yet to be confirmed as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, however the show will go on, and it will once again head for the 3 Arena in Dublin.
New world number one and world champion Gerwyn Price will top the card, the Welshman having reached his sporting destiny seven years after he first joined the tour.
"I’m world number one, I’m world champion… I can’t wait for John to call me out in my first tournament. It’s going to be crazy! To be able to say that, I never even dreamt of it really, until this year," he said on Sky Sports after the win.
A former professional rugby player, a wrist injury brought an end to a career that saw him play for Welsh underage teams and the Glasgow Warriors. Footage of Price scoring a try in a Welsh cup final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff underlines the remarkable sporting journey this man has travelled.
Elsewhere, having been selected for the 2020 campaign, Derryman Daryl Gurney will be disappointed to miss out this time around but he still has a chance, with one more to be player to be added to the nine-man list after the Masters event at the end of January.
Gurney isn't the only player to be dropped from the card with former world finalist Michael 'Bully Boy' Smith also losing his spot.
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) January 3, 2021
2021 Unibet Premier League Competitors
Michael van Gerwen
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jose de Sousa
Final player to be confirmed following The Masters