Moores confident of players' commitment

Updated: 07 December 2008 07:36 IST

England coach Peter Moores is convinced the entire squad will travel to India for the two-Test series should final security clearance be granted on Sunday.

Moores confident of players' commitment

Abu Dhabi:

England coach Peter Moores is convinced the entire squad will travel to India for the two-Test series should final security clearance be granted on Sunday.

The squad are at a training camp while they await the report of England and Wales Cricket Board security advisor Reg Dickason, who is in India assessing security ahead of the series which is due to start in Chennai on Thursday.

England are scheduled to travel to Chennai on Monday if the go-ahead for the tour, which was thrown into doubt after last month's terror attacks in Mumbai, is given.

"There's a general will within the team to go and play those Test matches because, one - to represent your country and, because of what's happened we all want to play cricket now," Moores told Sky Sports.

"There is a general strong feeling that we want to go and play those Tests."

There has been speculation that some players in the squad were unwilling to travel even after the venues for both Tests were switched to Chennai and Mohali.

"In the team you will have people viewing it slightly differently," added Moores.

"If someone views it differently, and the key will be if someone decides not to go, we will respect that decision because one thing that I know as coach is that everybody is desperate to play for England.

"It's not like we've been on a long run of cricket and we have got people who are tired.

"We have got fresh players who want to play and represent their country and if someone didn't want to go it would be because they didn't feel it was the right thing to do at the time.

"And if that did happen we would respect it, otherwise I hope we take our full team there and our strongest side and we go and play excellent cricket."

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