Indian players captain Dhoni, Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh have said that they are unwilling to tour Paksitan for their scheduled three-Test and five-ODI series.

The security threat in touring Pakistan is simply too great at the moment , in spite of assurances from the Pakistan cricket board.

PCB chief Ejaz Butt is likely to visit India early next month to convince the BCCI but that plea is now likely to fall on deaf ears. Also the Ministry of External Affairs is also unlikely to clear the tour.

Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is in Delhi with the message that Pakistan wants more cricketing and diplomatic ties with India.

Mr. Qureshi said Pakistan wanted more people to people contacts with India and welcomed Dhoni's boys and other Indians to Pakistan. Whereas interior secretary Kamal Shah had said on Tuesday that diplomatic ties with India could be affected if New Delhi cancelled the January cricket tour.

The PCB has assured full security for the team, but the Ministry of External Affairs is uncomfortable with the high security risk. A final decision will be taken in two weeks time according to sources.