North Melbourne CEO Ben Amarfio has issued the following statement following the Tasmanian government’s decision not to open its borders to Queensland before the club’s Round 11 game against Melbourne at Blundstone Arena in Hobart:

We will work with the AFL to reschedule any affected games to Queensland and we will obviously endeavour to secure replacement games in Hobart when the borders re-open to Queensland.

The AFL has said all along that we must remain flexible and agile as the environment is ever-changing. 

We will make the necessary changes and our team will adapt accordingly.