A MAJOR darts event has been moved from Bolton due to the Covid infection rate in the area.

PDC Super Series 5 had been due to take place at the University of Bolton Stadium.

But the four Players Championship events will now be staged at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena between July 5 and 8.

According to a PDC statement that is because of “the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in the Bolton area”.

Having previously been the host of the UK Open, the so-called FA Cup of darts, the sport’s big names returned to the UniBol for the first Super Series of the year at the end of February.

Plans to return have however now been shelved.