The Wollongong Roller Hawks national league title defence is under threat by the COVID-19 pandemic, following a decision to put the start of the season on hold.
The elite Australian wheelchair competition, which includes stars of the Rollers Paralympic team, was to start on May 15 in Brisbane, but officials have confirmed it will be postponed.
It comes after the Roller Hawks suspended training as the outbreak worsened.
"Obviously it's disappointing, but postponing training and putting the season on hold is just common sense." president Geoff Adams said in a statement.
"Just about every sporting league in the world is on hold right now and we're no different. The fortunate thing for us is as a volunteer based organisation, once the basketball stops, so do most of the expenses.
"We don't have the financial pressure to keep playing that football codes currently do, so for now we're just on hold."
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Pressure is building on the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Games and Paralympics, with a number of international sporting bodies pointing to disrupted preparations and the ongoing threat of the virus.
Due to start in August, Roller Hawks stars Brett Stibners and Luke Pople were eyeing a medal at the Paralympics after booking their ticket by winning gold at the 2019 Asia Oceania Championships in Thailand, beating South Korea in the final.
The Roller Hawks have won the past three National Wheelchair Basketball League titles.