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NEW world cham­pion Gary An­der­son is be­ing sent on a world tour by darts chiefs.

The Scot is head­ing off to Ja­pan, Aus­tralia and Dubai as the PDC look to cash in on the amaz­ing suc­cess of this year’s world cham­pi­onships. More than one mil­lion view­ers watched An­der­son

tri­umph over Phil Tay­lor at the Ally Pally. PDC chair­man Barry Hearn said: “We have the Tokyo Masters this year, which is a huge event and is fi­nanced by very wealthy peo­ple who love darts.

“The rea­son is be­cause it has be­come a class­less sport.”

An­der­son and Tay­lor will meet again in Leeds on Fe­bru­ary 5 on the first night of the Premier League.

An­der­son added: “To now have th­ese op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­pand into ar­eas such as the Mid­dle East, the Far East and Aus­tralia is one to savour and I’m de­lighted to play a part.

“I un­der­stand there are added re­spon­si­bil­i­ties with be­ing a world cham­pion and there is not one of them which I am not go­ing to en­joy.

“I’ve worked all my life in darts to get to this point and I see it as a priv­i­lege to be asked.”

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