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    Rehan Ahmed, the wrist-spinner from England, is leaving India due to personal reasons
Rehan Ahmed, the wrist-spinner from England, is leaving India due to personal reasons
Rehan Ahmed umpires for Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir during England training via Associated Press

Rehan Ahmed, the wrist-spinner from England, is leaving India due to personal reasons

There will be no further additions to the England squad, with only one Test remaining in Dharamsala after the Ranchi encounter.

Rehan Ahmed's tour of India has been cut short due to an urgent family matter. The England leg-spinner will not be returning for the rest of the series, and England will not seek a squad replacement.

Rehan, who is 19 years old, featured in England's first three Tests against India, picking up 11 wickets at an average of 44, including a match-haul of 6 for 153 in Visakhapatnam. However, Rehan was left out of the England XI for the fourth Test in Ranchi. It is understood that Ben Stokes' decision to omit him had nothing to do with his need to return home, which only became apparent after the team was announced at 1pm on Thursday. Rehan was present at England's final training session in the afternoon. He assisted with various drills. He is flying home on Friday, day one of the fourth Test.

Earlier this month, England had to wait for Rehan's availability for the third Test due to "paperwork discrepancies" on his arrival from the United Arab Emirates. However, the issue was resolved, and Rehan managed to take three wickets in England's 434-run defeat in Rajkot.

For the fourth Test, England has replaced Rehan with offspinner Shoaib Bashir. The team's highest wicket-taker on the tour, left-arm spinner Tom Hartley, remains in the England XI.

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