THE world’s leading darts stars are set to shine again in Bournemouth after Premier League chiefs strongly hinted at a return to the BIC.

Top players including Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis look likely to be back on the Bournemouth International Centre oche during the 2013 season.

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has confirmed that the showpiece event is poised to continue its association with the venue following another successful night last month.

A regular fixture on the calendar since 2006, the popular event attracted a sell-out 4,000 crowd at the Dorset arena.

Although the destinations for next year’s Premier League rounds will not be finalised until November, a Bournemouth return looks on the cards.

PDC spokesman Dave Allen told the Daily Echo: “The 2012 McCoys Premier League has been the best ever and Bournemouth was another memorable night for us.

“We always get great crowds in Bournemouth and this was no exception. The turn-out was fantastic and, hopefully, the fans enjoyed four great matches.

“We’ll be reviewing all of our venues after the end of this year’s tournament but would fully expect Bournemouth to be among those we announce later this year for the 2013 McCoys Premier League.”

The PDC’s backing for Bourne-mouth followed support from players, officials and Sky Sports commentator Nigel Pearson, who labelled the BIC a “perfect venue for Premier League darts”.

Spectators at the Premier League’s latest appearance in the town were treated to some memorable matches, the highlight being a Lewis victory over legendary former world champion Taylor.

PDC boss and sports promoter Barry Hearn is a big fan of the BIC.

Previewing the event, he had told the Daily Echo: “Bournemouth has been a part of the Premier League since the beginning and it has grown and grown. The only danger I have got is the venues aren’t big enough any more.

“Bournemouth is the smallest venue we use but we love it down there and the fans have always been very receptive and the games are great.”