Italian top-tier basketball league Serie A has ended the 2019-2020 season early on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The governing body of Italian basketball FIP said on its website that the board of management — chaired by Italian Basketball Federation President Giovanni Petrucci — decided to end the Serie A Championship early to protect the health of athletes, referees, clubs’ staff and their families.

The FIP added that they took this decision as the fate of the Italian sports for this season is still uncertain.

This season Segafredo Virtus Bologna team was leading the Serie A, having 18-2

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