7 Dec 2008

England cricket coach says players keen to return to India

6:17 am on 7 December 2008

The England cricket coach Peter Moores says his side is keen to return to India for a two-test series after their tour was suspended following last week's attacks in Mumbai.

Moores says there's a general will within the team to go and play the test matches.

The England team, along with nine members of the England Performance Squad, are training in Abu Dhabi as ECB security experts evaluate the situation at the test venues.

A final decision on the tour will be made overnight.

The first test starting on Thursday was moved to Chennai from Ahmedabad and the final test to Mohali (Dec. 19-23) from Mumbai.

England returned home last week after the one-day series was cut short following the militant attacks in Mumbai that killed at least 171 people.