England reject Yorkshire's plea for Adil Rashid to return home

Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid has played five one-day internationals and five T20s for England

England have turned down Yorkshire's request for Adil Rashid to return home from the West Indies.

The spinner was left out of the first two Tests, with Moeen Ali - who flew to the West Indies before the start of the second Test - being chosen ahead of him in place of the injured James Tredwell.

Spinner Tredwell strained his arm diving for a catch in the first Test.

The England and Wales Cricket Board refused the request, saying Rashid, 27, could yet play in the third Test.

And former England captain Michael Vaughan, who has been one of Rashid's biggest champions, believes it is beneficial for the spinner to be with the England camp.

Vaughan, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, said: "Rashid is one injury away from playing. I think it's good for the development of a player. We all have to do our time carrying drinks."

However, former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott said that there are too many players sitting on the sidelines in the West Indies and that some should be sent back to England to play for their counties.

"When the Test match starts in Barbados, as soon as they name the team, three of the guys not playing ought to go home and get in that weekend's team for their county," he said.

"You only need a couple to carry the drinks. At least three of them could go home and play."

Yorkshire core to the England squad
Rashid is one of six of the White Rose county's players currently part of England's touring squad.
Joe Root and Gary Ballance scored vital runs in the first Test, while batsmen Adam Lyth and Jonny Bairstow and bowler Liam Plunkett have not played so far.
Despite being without a number of their top players, Yorkshire still won their first Championship match against Worcestershire by 10 wickets inside three days before drawing with Nottinghamshire on Wednesday.

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