3 Dec 2008

Five England players not prepared to return to India says former international

5:48 pm on 3 December 2008

At least five England cricket players are not prepared to return to India following the Mumbai terror attacks, according to former Test fast bowler Dominic Cork.

The players are waiting for a security report before deciding whether to return to India for the Test series.

Cork says those he's spoken to are traumatised by what they saw on television in India.

Cork, refused to name the players involved but says the most important thing is that the squad sticks together and if one doesn't go, they all shouldn't go.

The two final one-day matches were cancelled after the attacks in Mumbai last week.

The England players returned home but have been offered a revised schedule, with the first Test in Chennai from 11 December and the second starting in Mohali on 19 December.

There may be a two-day warm-up match in Abu Dhabi - but that would mean the players making a quick decision.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have stressed that regardless of the security report findings, the players would not be forced to go.