By Alex Moss
30 MARCH 2017 • 10:52AM
Kim Huybrechts has withdrawn from tonight’s Betway Premier League fixture in Cardiff due to family reasons.
The Belgian was scheduled to play his final game of the season before elimination against Peter Wright at the Motorpoint Arena this evening.
Huybrechts has informed the PDC that he is unable to travel to the UK, in order to remain with his terminally ill mother in Belgium during her final hours.
As the withdrawal comes in week nine, and with Huybrechts already eliminated from the Premier League as of next week, under the tournament rules the game will not be played.
Wright will now be awarded a 7-0 win and will not compete in Cardiff tonight.
“We all send our best wishes to Kim and his family during what is a particularly difficult period,” said PDC chief executive Matt Porter.
“This was not the way that Kim wanted his Betway Premier League season to end, but the needs of his family are foremost at this time.”
The revised order of play for tonight’s Betway Premier League will now be as follows:
Betway Premier League
Week Nine – Thursday March 30
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Phil Taylor v Jelle Klaasen
Gary Anderson v Adrian Lewis
Raymond van Barneveld v James Wade
Michael van Gerwen v Dave Chisnall
(all matches are the best of 12 legs)