WAYNE MARDLE has had to pull out of the Nottingham leg of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts after being rushed into hospital.

Mardle had initially been cleared to return from a virus for Thursday’s event, having missed the visit to Exeter last week through illness.

He was due to play two matches on Thursday night at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham on his return, but was unexpectedly taken into hospital on Wednesday evening.

The Essex star, 35, has been kept in hospital for tests, which means he will be unable to play in Nottingham.

Mardle’s absence has led to a reshuffle of the Premier League’s fixture list, with Mervyn King and James Wade now playing twice at the Trent FM Arena.

King will open the night against Jelle Klaasen, with Wade then taking on Terry Jenkins.

King returns for the night’s third game, against Raymond van Barneveld, before a repeat of the 2008 Premier League final between Wade and Phil Taylor rounds off the action.

Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts
Night 11 – Trent FM Arena, Nottingham
Revised Fixtures
Jelle Klaasen v Mervyn King
James Wade v Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King v Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor v James Wade
Live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1 from 7pm

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