Hearn doesn't rule out World Championship potentially moving abroad if Alexandra Palace not possible

Starting next month, the big tests begin for darts returning to normal with the Premier League play-offs at the O2 as well as the World Championship later in the year but the potential for crowds at both events are still up in the air.

PDC Chairman, Barry Hearn as usual is optimistic about next month first and believes that these tests need to start happening to see if crowds can happen even at a limited capacity.

"It might be slightly early but we're going to give it our best shot as always. I think we need an experiment anyway because otherwise how do we know it works. Even a very limited crowd will at least start us on that first rung of the ladder of recovery," said Hearn to Online Darts.

In terms of the World Championship though, a move abroad hasn't been ruled out: "It's possible, it's complicated but it's possible. At the moment, all options are open and we're going for gold and we're going for full house Alexandra Palace as normal but we're going to be led by the data, the science and we're keeping our fingers crossed."

Hearn doesn't rule out World Championship potentially moving abroad if Alexandra Palace not possible
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