Highlights

  • ECB and Yorkshire cricket club were very understanding: Rashid
  • Rashid has taken 162 wickets in 115 ODIs along with 81 wickets in 73 T20Is
  • India vs England white-ball series will kick-start on July 7

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England cricket team will miss the services of leg spinner Adil Rashid during the white-ball series against India. After getting all the clearance from England board and his county Yorkshire, the leggie will make the holy pilgrimage to Mecca.

While talking to ESPNcricinfo, Rashid said that when he spoke to ECB and Yorkshire cricket club about the holy pilgrimage, they were very understanding.

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'You do what you've got to do and then come back when you can,"

The 34-year-old leggie is England's leading spinner in limited-over cricket. He has taken 162 wickets in 115 ODIs along with 81 wickets in 73 T20Is.

Rashid is not the only cricketer missing international matches in order to make the holy pilgrimage. Recently, Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim had missed the limited-overs series against West Indies to travel to Mecca.

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