LONDON (AFP) - England's cricketers have been promised tighter security in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai increasing the chances of this month's Test series in India going ahead. Yet while the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) appeared closer to accepting fresh assurances on safety former player Dominic Cork claimed Wednesday the side were "traumatised" and said as many as six of Peter Moores' squad would not return. "I know of at least five or six players who are going to turn their backs on England," Cork told BBC Radio Five Live. "Those I've spoken to are traumatised. What they saw on television was 10 times worse than what was shown here. "I am not sure about the captain (Kevin Pietersen). I know of certain players who are going to put their families first. "If one doesn't go, they all shouldn't go. They should make a stand and say 'it's not safe for us to be there'," he added. Another former player, Geoff Boycott, attacked the ECB for showing "a lack of moral judgement" in trying to save the Tests. "Given what has just happened in India, it is monstrous for the ECB even to be thinking about sending the team back out again," Boycott wrote in his column in The Daily Telegraph. "It's all very well to say 'We mustn't let the terrorists win', but what about the grieving families who have lost loved ones. "Sport is supposed to be enjoyable, entertaining and essentially fun. But I don't know how any of that can be possible when India is burying more than 200 victims of terror. "In fact, the ECB are showing a lack of moral judgment by pressing ahead with all these meetings and security inspections. The whole thing is just too raw. "People have been trying to draw parallels between this disaster and the London bombings of July 2005, and pointing out that the Ashes series carried on regardless. The two situations are completely different." As Boycott and Cork were voicing their fears the ECB were locked in talks over the future of the tour, which was put in doubt by the team's decision to leave India before the end of the one-day internationals following the terror attacks which left at least 188 dead and 300 injured in Mumbai. England held further discussions with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and their final decision may not be made for another couple of days while they await an up-to-date security report from consultant Reg Dickason. Dickason arrived in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Wednesday where the first Test is due to start on December 11, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said. Dickason will also visit the northern town of Mohali, the venue of the second Test from December 19, before submitting his report to the ECB. In the meantime England are considering travelling to Abu Dhabi to set up a base camp and train there before continuing their journey to Chennai. Reports in Abu Dhabi claim England will train and play a warm-up game at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Club, citing sources at the club. If England warm up in Abu Dhabi and receive a positive report from Dickason, then they will be in position to start the series immediately, although on Wednesday "A lot of progress has been made and some extremely good and constructive meetings have taken place," ECB chairman Giles Clarke said on Tuesday. "Reg is going to Chennai and we are awaiting his reports. The security advice we are receiving has not changed and we are getting a lot of help and co-operation from everyone in India. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India is doing all it can to facilitate the tour but we must do what we have to do properly and thoroughly. It is what every England player wants and deserves." Among the measures England are thought to have demanded from the BCCI are the introduction of a 20-man commando force at every venue and an evacuation procedure put in place in case of any untoward incidents. But for all England's concerns, there is a desire to continue with the tour and help India recover from the Mumbai attacks, especially as Australia continued with the Ashes tour three years ago after the bombings in London. Clarke stressed: "Under no circumstances will we allow our cricket to be dictated to by terrorists. "India is an enormous country and there are large parts of it that have never seen terrorist activity. In 2005 the Aussies were sensible and we are doing the same here."