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The possible AFL return date being discussed

2020-04-02T16:42+11:00

The 2020 AFL season is currently postponed until at least May 31 due to the coronavirus crisis.

That seems a lifetime away and there are many suggesting it could be pushed back even further by a few months.

However, there could be light at the end of the tunnel with suggestions that things could be again up and running within 10 weeks.

SEN's Andy Maher has some mail that the AFL is looking at June 11 as a possible return date.

“I'm told, by reliable sources, they've got a date in mind,” Maher said on SEN’s Bob and Andy.

“It's second week of June-ish. Full bottle toward it. 11 June is a little date that I've been... let's just see where that goes.

“We'll just keep an eye on it, I didn't want to chase it too hard because how would you know?

“But I'm told in high offices around the place, people who have a lot riding on this, that 11 June is a date that may have been scheduled in. Whether that's official, I'm not sure.”

The season got underway with the completion of Round 1 before AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan had no choice but to put things on the backburner given the growing concern surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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