England player Rehan Ahmed to leave India for personal reasons | Top Vip News

England will not make any additions to the team with a Test left in Dharamshala after the Ranchi match.

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Rehan Ahmed referees Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir during England training Associated Press

Rehan Ahmed’s tour of India was cut short with the England player returning home for an urgent family matter. In a statement, the ECB also said that Rehan will not return for the rest of the series and that England will also not look for a replacement in the team.

Rehan, 19, featured in England’s first three Tests against India. He took 11 wickets at an average of 44, including a haul of 6 for 153 at Visakhapatnam. However, he was left out of England’s XI for the fourth Test which began in Ranchi. It is understood that Ben Stokes’ decision to omit Rehan was not related to him having to return home, which only emerged after the squad was announced at 1pm on Thursday. Rehan was present at England’s final training session that afternoon, helping with various drills. He flies home on Friday, the first day of the fourth Test.

Earlier this month, England had to wait for Rehan’s availability for the third Test after learning of “paperwork discrepancies” with him upon his arrival from the UAE ahead of the third Test. However, it was resolved and Rehan took three wickets in England’s 434-run defeat in Rajkot.

For the fourth Test, England will field with offspinner Shoaib Bashir replacing Rehan. The other spinner in England’s XI is left-arm spinner Tom Hartley, their highest wicket-taker on the tour with 16.

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