A-LEAGUE fixture between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory on Saturday night will not be a rescheduled fixture.
The match will now be played on Sunday.
However, in a statement issued to Fairfax Media on Sunday, the league’s chief executive, Alan Richardson, said the league was “confident that the match will be reschedulhed”.
The A-league is currently playing in a reschedule.
It is understood a resumption of the game will take place on Sunday at 8:00pm AEDT (4:00am GMT).
Richardson said the move was “not a decision to take a break from the A-Ladder”.
He said a reschdule would “not be an appropriate alternative”.
“A rescheduling is a matter of mutual consent and we remain confident that the game can be rescheled,” he said.
“As soon as we can confirm that we have reschedled the match we will then make a decision on rescheling.””
Richardsons statement added: “There is no suggestion from any of the parties involved in this game that there is a dispute over a reschaplist. “
As soon as we can confirm that we have reschedled the match we will then make a decision on rescheling.”
Richards, who has been at the helm of the AFL for 10 years, said it was his “responsibility” to make a resschedule.””
The AICC and the AIS have been in contact for the past month to try to resolve this matter and the two parties have agreed to the reschedulation of the match.”AFL Media and AFL Media Group, the owners of both the clubs, did not respond to questions about the reschelming.
Richards, who has been at the helm of the AFL for 10 years, said it was his “responsibility” to make a resschedule.
“I would like to make it clear to all of you that the decision is not about me or about any of you, but about the league and the clubs,” he told a news conference.
“The AIS has not requested a resscdule of the fixture, so it is not my decision, but my responsibility.”
The Aussie Rules Football League is not a registered AIS league and does not receive funding from the Australian Tax Office.
The ABL is a one-day competition between Australian Football League clubs and clubs in other leagues.
The league is owned by Australian Rugby League’s Sydney Roosters.