England team pulls out over terror threats

ENGLAND yesterday pulled out of the World Championships in India on the eve of the competition because of security fears.<br /><br />Reports in the local media had suggested the tournament was a target for the Islamic extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.<br /><br />Badminton England&rsquo;s performance director Ian Moss said: &ldquo;When the players saw the lack of security at the stadium they passed on their concerns and I informed the BWF we were withdrawing.&rdquo;