INDIA SPINNER RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN OUT OF THIRD TEST AGAINST ENGLAND BECAUSE OF FAMILY EMERGENCY

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India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has pulled out of the third Test against England in Rajkot because of a family emergency.

On Friday’s second day, the 37-year-old became only the ninth man to reach 500 Test wickets.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI in a statement said the health and wellbeing of the players and their loved ones are of utmost importance.

The BCCI extended heartfelt support to the champion cricketer and his family.

After two days, England are 207-2 in their first innings, 238 behind India’s 445.