Adil Rashid of England is scheduled to miss the India Series to perform the Hajj

Adil Rashid will miss England's T20 and ODI series against India . The hajj is one of Islam's five pillars and is to be undertaken by all Muslims .

Since being given permission by cricket chiefs to make a holy pilgrimage to Mecca, Adil Rashid is likely to miss England's white-ball series against India.The hajj, one of Islam's five pillars, is to be undertaken by all Muslims who are able and willing to undertake it at least once in their lives, according to county club Yorkshire and the England and Wales Cricket Board.As a result, he will miss a portion of Yorkshires domestic Twenty20 Blast campaign as well as Englands forthcoming T20 and one-day international matches at home to India.This year, I felt like it was something I had to do and something I wanted to do as well.I spoke with the ECB and Yorkshire about it and they were all supportive, like:You do what you have to do and come back when you can.He said: Me and the missus are going and Ill be there for a few weeks.

It's a big deal for me and myself.As I was young, strong, and healthy, I knew I wanted to do it.I truly committed to myself that I would do this.Rashid isn't the only cricketer to miss international matches in order to participate in the hajj, with Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim skippering the pending limited-overs tour of the West Indies for the annual hajj (after two years in which pilgrims not yet in the kingdom were barred due to coronavirus problems).