Ashwin withdraws from third Test due to family medical emergency | Cricket News

RAJKOT: India’s ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday night, withdrew from the ongoing third Test against England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium due to a “family medical emergency.” Earlier in the day, Ashwin had completed the landmark of 500 Test wickets.
“Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn from the Test squad, effective immediately due to a family medical emergency.In these challenging times, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the team fully supports Ashwin. The BCCI extends its heartfelt support to the champion cricketer and his family. The health and well-being of the players and their loved ones are of utmost importance. The Board requests respect for the privacy of Ashwin and his family as they navigate through this challenging time,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.”The Board and the team will continue to provide any necessary assistance to Ashwin and will keep the lines of communication open to offer support as needed. Team India appreciates the understanding and empathy of the fans and media during this sensitive period,” Shah stated.
Ashwin’s withdrawal for the rest of the Test will be a big blow to India. In a delicately poised third Test, England are 207 for two in reply to India’s 445.

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