MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Dustin Martin of the Tigers fends off Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies during the 2018 AFL round 19 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The AFL has scrapped the 2020 fixture and is set to announce a new schedule later this month.

AFL Media’s Damian Barrett reports that matches are expected to be played in the traditional Thursday to Sunday time slots, with only “a few” games to be played on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

If the majority of games are played in the traditional time slots, the push to have team sizes increased from 22 to 24 could be voided.

Broadcasters Channel Seven and Foxtel would reportedly prefer a traditional sequence of matches over having games spread across the week.

The AFL will not finalise its new fixture until all state governments announce their new restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis.

The league’s original plan of retaining the round’s 2-4 fixture has been adjusted due to the extended shutdown.

The season is expected to be cut back from 22 matches per team to 17, with games expected to resume in June.