2020 AFL premiership season postponed

March 22, 2020

Essendon's Conor McKenna and Colin O'Riordan Sydney Swans

The 2020 AFL premiership season has been postponed, just days after the opening round of matches.

In a statement posted on the AFL website, the association's CEO Gillon McLachlan confirmed that all "games will be suspended until May 31 2020" due to the Covid-19 crisis. Today's meeting of West Coast Eagles and Melbourne in Perth will be the final game to take place before the two-month break.

Similar measures have been taken with the women's AFL which was down to the final stages. However, no title will be awarded after the AFL Commission decided to end the season after the semi-final between Carlton and Brisbane Lions today.

The news comes after Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrision announced travel restrictions to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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