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Adil Rashid to overlook white-ball sequence towards India to go on Hajj pilgrimage

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England’s leg-spinner Adil Rashid will miss his staff’s limited-overs sequence towards India as he’ll go on the Hajj pilgrimage.

Adil Rashid to carry out Hajj, skip England-India limited-overs sequence (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSAdil Rashid will miss England’s limited-overs sequence towards India from July 7 to 17ECB and Yorkshire have granted Adil Rashid go away to journey to Mecca for Hajj pilgrimageRashid is predicted to return by mid-July forward of limited-overs sequence towards South Africa

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid, a training Muslim, will miss his nation’s white-ball sequence towards India to go on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Rashid may even miss a couple of video games for Yorkshire within the latter phases of the continued T20 Blast.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Yorkshire have granted Rashid go away to journey to Mecca for the pilgrimage. He is predicted to return by mid-July forward of the limited-overs sequence towards South Africa.

“I’ve been wanting to do it for a little while but I’ve found it pretty difficult with the timings,” Rashid was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “This year, I felt as though it was something that I had to do, and something I wanted to do as well.

“I spoke to the ECB and to Yorkshire about it they usually had been very understanding and inspiring, like: ‘yep, you do what you have to do after which come again when you’ll be able to’. Me and the missus are going and I’ll be there for a few weeks.

“It’s a massive moment: each faith has got their own different thing but for Islam and being a Muslim, this is one of the biggest ones. It’s a big thing for my faith and for myself. I knew that I needed to do it while I’m young and strong and healthy. This is something that I really committed to myself that I would do.”

Rashid expects to overlook all six limited-overs towards India from July 7 to 17 however stated the fixture checklist was not a significant consideration in his determination. “It wasn’t like, right, I’m playing against India – I’d better not go,” he stated. “That didn’t really cross my mind. It was purely: right, I’m going – the decision was irrelevant cricket, in that sense.

“All I needed to do was converse to Yorkshire and England and get their go-ahead. That was very straightforward they usually had been very understanding. To have that backing out of your county and out of your nation, it appears like an enormous enhance.”