The international rules series scheduled for later this year has been cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The AFL and the GAA took the decision to postpone the two-test 2020 series as both seasons could run well into the latter end of their campaigns if and when they resume, compromising the time schedule.

An AFL spokesperson told the Association's website that they will work with the GAA on "potentially resuming the series in the coming years." However no commitment to resume in 2021 was made.

The Irish Independent reports that the GAA's director of games administration Fergal McGill said the rescheduling the series was not a priority at present but he did not rule out a resumption next year.

The first test later this year was set for Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday November 15, followed by a second test on Saturday, November 21, to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

It was due to return to Australia in 2022.

The AFL played their first-round fixtures behind the closed doors but then postponed their season until further notice.


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