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Poor WiFi rules Gary Anderson out of darts competition

Gary Anderson has withdrawn from the PDC Home Tour because of a poor internet connection.

Scottish darts champion Gary Anderson has been forced to withdraw from the PDC Home Tour due to poor WiFi connection.

The two-time winner of the World Championships was preparing to play in the 32-night event which will take place from players’ homes.

The competition was set up to fill the void left by the postponement of the Premier League Darts campaign off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Anderson, however, will not be taking part after revealing his patchy WiFi signal wasn’t up to speed for the event.

He told The Scottish Sun: “I was up for it but when we did tests of my WiFi, it’s just not reliable enough.

“It doesn’t surprise me. I struggle to pay bills online in my house, it’s really frustrating.”

World champion Peter Wright will open the schedule on Friday against Peter Jacques in Group One.