Adil Rashid skips the white-ball series against India to perform the Hajj.

England spinner Adil Rashid will not be included in the white-ball squad against India . England will play India in a multi-format match on July 1 .

London (UK), June 24: England spinner Adil Rashid will not be included in the white-ball squad against India as he is all set to make his way to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage.Starting with the Test match on July 1, England will face India in a multi-format match.It will be followed by a limited number of matches from July 7 to 17, and the ECB and Yorkshire have allowed Rashid to remain on the later stages of his T20 Blast campaign.I've wanted to do it for a while, but it's been a challenge for me because of the time constraints.

Me and the missus are going and I will be there for a few weeks, he said.Each faith has its own point, but Islam is one of the largest.Its a big thing for my faith and for myself.As I was young, strong, and healthy, I knew I had to do it.Rashid said it is something I really committed to myself that I would do on Saturday and is set to return in mid-July, just before England's white-ball match against South Africa.