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Six England players set to pull out of India tour

The England Cricket team look set to return to India to finish their two-Test tour after discussing heightened security arrangements, but it has been claimed that as many as six players will pull out following the Mumbai attacks.

Former player Dominic Cork told BBC Five Live: "I know of at least five or six players who are going to turn their backs on England. Those I've spoken to are traumatised. What they saw on television was 10 times worse than what was shown here."

Cork also called into question the idea of sending an understrength squad to take on a strong Indian side: "What is the point of England taking a diluted squad? You're going to India in their backyard. You have a big series against West Indies, and then Australia. It's not very good preparation. The guys will not be focused."

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