Adrian Lewis had no fear of facing Phil Taylor or Raymond van Barneveld at the oche, but it seems that a virus might have gotten the best of him this week, keeping him from his scheduled matchup with Taylor.
Adrian Lewis has been forced to pull out of Thursday’s Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts through illness.
Lewis has been struck by viral gastroenteritis since returning from the PartyPoker.net Players Championships in Germany on Monday.
He was due to face Phil Taylor at the NIA in Birmingham, but having been looked at by a doctor has been advised not to play at the NIA.
As such, his fixture with Taylor will now be played next week at the AECC in Aberdeen, with Terry Jenkins’ game with Taylor being brought forward to Birmingham.
Jenkins will now play twice in Birmingham – also meeting James Wade in the opening contest of a revised schedule – with Lewis then in action twice next week.
The revised fixtures and running order for the NIA in Birmingham tonight are:
Terry Jenkins v James Wade
Raymond van Barneveld v John Part
Wayne Mardle v Peter Manley
Phil Taylor v Terry Jenkins
The revised fixtures for the AECC in Aberdeen on Thursday 3 April are:
Adrian Lewis v Phil Taylor
Peter Manley v Raymond van Barneveld
John Part v Wayne Mardle
James Wade v Adrian Lewis