By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline
Published: 14:13 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 14:42 BST, 11 September 2020
The Premier League has confirmed it will cancel test events for supporters inside stadiums, in a letter where they have expressed their 'concern' at the government's decision to restrict and potentially delay the return of fans.
The league have announced that with test events now capped at 1,000 supporters, they believe they will 'not provide any opportunity to properly test and evaluate measures designed to maximise fan safety.'
Therefore, the league will hold off on holding those events and the news comes as figures show the R number, which measures coronavirus spread, has risen above 1 in the UK - to potentially as high as 1.7.
The Premier League has confirmed it will cancel test events for supporters inside stadiums
Premier League, led by Richard Masters, are disappointed with the government's proposal
The Premier League statement reads: 'At 1,000 supporters, not only would there be little to learn from a test event, but each match would be heavily loss-making.
'For each month of the season without fans, more than £100 million is lost to football across