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Rashid continued: “It’s very much my decision.

“It’s something that I’ve thought about and felt I had to do, and has been inside me for a little while.”

Describing his conversation with Yorkshire’s director of cricket, Martyn Moxon, he said: “We had a chat, and he was disappointed that I made this decision, but he also respects it.

“He’s happy that I told him now rather than maybe a week before the season – that would have been a tough situation for him. He took it well and is happy that I told him.”

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