The AFL season has been suspended after just one round.
It comes after the Federal Government ordered Australians to cancel non-essential domestic travel and ahead of States enforcing expected shutdowns.
The opening round of the AFL season was only given the green light on Wednesday night following marathon talks.
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It will be suspended until at least May 31.
“To say this is the most serious threat to AFL in 100 years is an understatement,” AFL CEO Gill McLachlan said on Sunday.
McLachlan says a new season structure will be worked on over coming weeks.
The decision will be reviewed at the end of April to determine if the suspension needs to be extended.
The AFLW season has also been brought to a premature end with no premier to be declared.