England’s Adil Rashid Set To Miss India Series For Hajj Pilgrimage

England’s Adil Rashid Set To Miss India Series For Hajj Pilgrimage

Adil Rashid England are set to miss the White Ball series against India after getting clearance from cricket chiefs for a holy visit to Mecca. One of the five pillars of Islam, Hajj is intended for all Muslims who have the means and the means at least once in their lives.

It consists of a series of religious rites that are completed in five days in Mecca, the holiest city in Islam, and the surrounding areas of western Saudi Arabia.

Rashid has so far found it difficult to travel due to his cricketing affiliations, but the 34-year-old league spinner, who will travel with his wife, has been allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia this weekend. County clubs from both Yorkshire and the England and Wales Cricket Board.

As a result, they will miss Yorkshire’s domestic Twenty20 Blast campaign, as well as England’s upcoming T20 and India’s one-day internationals at home.

“I wanted to do it for a while, but over time I found it very difficult,” Rashid told the ESPNcricinfo website. “This year, I felt like it was something I had to do, and something I wanted to do.

“I talked to the ECB and Yorkshire about it and they were very sensible and encouraging, like: ‘Yes, you do what you have to do and then come back when you can.’

He added: “Mrs. and I are leaving and I will be there for a few weeks. This is a great moment: every faith has its own thing but being Islam and being a Muslim, these are the biggest things. is one of the. .

“It’s a big thing for my faith and for myself. I knew I needed to do it when I was young and strong and healthy. That’s what I really promised myself to do.” Will. “

Along with the Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman, Rashid is not the only cricketer who has not played in international matches for the Hajj. Mushfiqur Rahim Excluded from the ongoing limited overs tour of the West Indies to travel.

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Saudi officials are preparing to welcome 850,000 Muslims from abroad for the annual Hajj after two years, during which pilgrims already in the kingdom were barred due to coronavirus restrictions.

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