Cross Fears Time Running Out For Matchplay Defence.

Reigning World Matchplay champion Rob Cross has revealed his fear of being unable to defend the title he claimed so memorably in Blackpool last year.

Thoughtful? Rob Cross is coming to terms with possibly being unable to defend The World Matchplay. (pic: Taylor Lanning)

Talking to Phil Lanning, for Darts World, the former world champion said:

“I know the PDC is making that decision by June 5. Obviously I hope it can go ahead somehow”.

Due to the Lockdown and social distancing rules caused by Covid-19 almost all live sporting events have been postponed or cancelled for the forseeable future. However the sport of darts has been at the forefront in attempting to keep its fans entertained during these troubled times.

The PDC have initiated the Home Tour and have postponed, rather than cancel, their major events in the hope of finding workable solutions later in the year.

Cross known as ‘Voltage’ to darts fans claimed the second biggest trophy in the PDC in 2019 adding it to his fairytale World Championship win. he added:

“It was my second favourite moment of my short career to win last year.”

Cross also commented on the rash of social media abuse suffered by players that seems to be on the increase. See the full story exclusive to Darts World here.


Featured pic: L Lustig/PDC