Lewis and Bunting to miss World Grand Prix after receiving positive coronavirus tests

Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting have received positive tests for coronavirus and will therefore miss the upcoming World Grand Prix.

Lewis was originally scheduled to face Chris Dobey in Tuesday evening’s opener, while Bunting was drawn against Jamie Hughes on Wednesday.

The former world champions will now return home in order to isolate in line with Government guidelines, with neither player coming into contact with anyone else during their time at the Ricoh Arena.

Lewis and Bunting will now be replaced by Simon Whitlock and Jeffrey de Zwaan – the next available players from the PDC Order of Merit and ProTour Order of Merit respectively.

Whitlock and De Zwaan will both feature on Wednesday evening, providing they both test negative for Covid-19.

All other players and members of staff were also tested upon their arrival in Coventry on Monday, with only two positive tests being returned, allowing the majority to enter the ‘bubble’.


Revised Schedule of Play
Tuesday October 6 (6pm)
7x First Round

Danny Noppert v Ryan Searle
Mensur Suljovic v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Jose de Sousa v Devon Petersen
James Wade v Mervyn King
Rob Cross v Gary Anderson
Michael van Gerwen v Krzysztof Ratajski
Michael Smith v Dimitri Van den Bergh

Wednesday October 7 (6pm)
9x First Round

Brendan Dolan v Kim Huybrechts
Jonny Clayton v Ian White
Dave Chisnall v Glen Durrant
Daryl Gurney v Joe Cullen
Peter Wright v Ryan Joyce
Gerwyn Price v Jermaine Wattimena
Nathan Aspinall v Gabriel Clemens
Simon Whitlock v Chris Dobey
Jamie Hughes v Jeffrey de Zwaan

(Featured Image: Sven Mandel/PDC Europe)

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