Brook withdraws from England’s five-Test tour of India for personal reasons

Harry Brook has withdrawn from England’s Test squad to tour India for personal reasons. He is set to miss the entire five-Test tour, with England in the process of naming a replacement.

The team were due to arrive in Hyderabad on Sunday, ahead of the start of the first Test on Thursday, but Brook will no longer be with the party.

The ECB said in a statement: “Harry Brook is set to return home with immediate effect for personal reasons from the England Men’s Test tour of India. He will not be returning to India.

“The Brook family respectfully requests privacy during this time. In light of this, the ECB and the family kindly request the media and the public to respect their wish for privacy and refrain from intruding on their private space.”

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