SYDNEY (AFP) - Australias Commonwealth Games chief said Thursday he cannot guarantee the safety of his countrys athletes at next years games in New Delhi, and will let them decide whether they want to compete. Following last Novembers terror attacks in Mumbai that left 172 dead and more than 300 injured, organisers have put in place extra resources to secure the October 3-14 Games. Yet the event is being clouded by a perception abroad that India is unsafe. Australia pulled out of a Davis Cup tennis tie in the southern city of Chennai in May while England withdrew from the world badminton championships in Hyderabad in August, despite no specific terror threats against either event. Australia and England are expected to be the main draws at next years Games in the Indian capital. The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) has met with representatives from each of the 18 competing sports, and none have yet said they plan to skip New Delhi, association chief Perry Crosswhite said. Some of Australian sports biggest names including swimmers Stephanie Rice and Leisel Jones, track and field stars Steve Hooker and Jana Rawlinson, cyclists Cadel Evans and Anna Meares and tennis players Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur - are in line to compete at the Games. We have said to all the sports that the decision on whether athletes go or not is their decision, Crosswhite said. If some of them think its not secure enough, theyre going to make that decision. We cant guarantee anyones safety. All we can say is weve checked it out and we think its as safe and secure as it can be. Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell has recently expressed concern about delays in preparing for the Games. Crosswhite said it would become clearer how the Indians reacted to that criticism at a CGF Assembly in New Delhi in early October. Theyll probably get some more people on board, throw some more resources at it, get the security right, get the venues finished, he said. It will be a fantastic opening ceremony, while behind the scenes there will be a lot things that happen at the last minute. The sports will go ahead, the technical officials will make sure that works, the broadcasters will muddle through and somehow technology will catch up. Everybody will go to it and have a pretty good time and go away and say they did it the Indian way and it was a success, he added. But overall maybe it wont be as good as Manchester (2002) or Melbourne (2006).