World number one Price ruled out of 2021 Premier League Darts after testing positive for Covid-19, replaced by Wade
All players as usual were tested on arrival at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes ahead of the 17-night tournament which runs over the next month but Price returned a positive result.
He will now return home to enter a period of self-isolation in accordance to government guidelines and will be replaced by UK Open champion, James Wade.
Wade was in Milton Keynes and on stand-by as the next highest ranked player in the PDC Order of Merit not to be involved in the line-up and so will be a direct replacement for the World Champion.
The 2009 Premier League champion will now take on Gary Anderson on Easter Monday, with Rob Cross next up on Tuesday.