Lloyd on future of Premier League: "I would be inclined to have the top 10 ranked players in the world"
Colin Lloyd believes that the future of the Premier League should be that only the top 10 in the world get into the weekly tournament when it returns this year.
Lloyd spoke on the Darts Show podcast and is of the belief that also the contenders/challengers idea which has occurred for the past two years should be scrapped and that only the best should play.
"Talking about the contenders' side of things, I don't know," said Lloyd on The Darts Show Podcast. "I did like the idea but I'm not so sure anymore. It's just like a one-night spoiler.
"I would be inclined to have the top 10 ranked players in the world. There could be no arguments. Barry Hearn has always said, 'if you're a winner, you'll get rewarded'. Get yourself up in the rankings and you will be rewarded.
"That would be Premier League places, World Series events, the world would be your oyster. People pay good money to come and watch the Premier League and they want to see the best players in the world.
"I'm not saying the contenders are not great players, but it's one-night spoilers. Let the top 10 battle it out."
"You've got to have the defending champion in, of course you've got to have the defending champion in," added Lloyd. "I'm just saying as an instance.
"But I don't think you should be rewarded for being say No 39 in the world or No 50-odd. For me, that's not cutting it, that's not good enough for me. Reward people that are getting results."