LONDON (AFP) - England's badminton team defended Monday its decision to pull out of the world championships in India, saying security in the host city of Hyderabad was lax and denying they had overreacted.Olympic silver medallist Nathan Robertson said he feared the team could have faced an attack like the one in which the Sri Lankan cricket team was targeted in Lahore, Pakistan, in March, which killed eight people. The side left India amid security fears, but the decision has prompted claims that they have over-reacted from India's Home Secretary G.K. Pillai as well as the Scottish team. "We don't think we have overreacted, we were very clear with our expectations of security before the championships," said Badminton England's chief executive Adrian Christy."We went to Hyderabad with every intention of being met with appropriate levels of security considering recent attacks that have taken place in the country," he added at a press conference in Milton Keynes, north of London. "We were not particularly impressed with the level of security that we were faced with". Christy offered his apologies to organisers but said there had been "real concern" for the safety of athletes and staff. He said he was "disappointed" with comments from the Scottish team, which accused England of having gone too far. Robertson said he feared being caught up in an attack like the one which hit the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan earlier this year. "Reports were saying it would possibly be along the same lines as the cricket attack," the player told the press conference. "We were in a bus on some of the back roads, we didn't have any armed guards, any anything... I'm just glad to be home in one piece". The team flagged up concerns which included the fact that no accreditation was needed to get into the stadium while access to their hotel was also relatively simple.