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BREAKING NEWS: Premier League say they will CANCEL test events for fans as they hit out at the Government and claim they can take 'large-scale' crowds NOW even with the UK's R number potentially as high as 1.7 The Premier League were planning for fans inside stadiums from October 1 But the announcement by Boris Johnson means that could be off the cards  The league now says it will not hold test events with a max capacity of 1,000  It comes as Friday figures show that the UK's R number has risen above 1  

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

Published: 14:13 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 14:42 BST, 11 September 2020

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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

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

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

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