The Lilongwe and Districts Darts League (LDDL) has introduced a singles’ mini-league called Lilongwe and Districts Premier Darts League (LDPDL).
The league, which will be open to registered players and non-leaguers, was introduced during a meeting of team representatives held at Area 3 Police Officers Mess in Lilongwe last weekend.
LDDL chairperson Joe Zangazanga confirmed the news in a press release issued on Tuesday.
Players will be required to pay a K2 000 [$5] entry fee to participate.
Zangazanga said the league is currently talking to potential sponsors for the premier league. He, however, said the tournament will kick off with or without sponsorship.
He appealed to companies to fund this initiative as part of their corporate social responsibility.
“There are some players that as individuals have potential to do well, but have never won anything in their darts careers since they have all along played in teams. Under LDPDL, such players will be given an opportunity to showcase what they are as individuals,” said Zangazanga.
“This will also allow players that do not want team commitments to play darts. World-class darts players emerge from such games. This will also benefit the national team since players will develop self-confidence as they rub shoulders with quality players in the league.”
The chairperson said individual players will be allowed to source sponsors and play under their sponsor’s attire as long as it conforms to darts dressing code.