Southampton. England batsman Dan Lawrence , who was one of the reserve players in the current Test series against Pakistan, has walked out of the team's biologically safe environment following his death in the family. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave this information. The 23-year-old Essex batsman has scored 3804 runs in 70 first class matches and has also taken nine wickets. "Lawrence, awaiting Test debut, was included as a reserve for the #Razadbat Test series against Pakistan," the ECB said in a statement. He will not be available for selection in the second Test starting at the Aegis Bowl starting Thursday. "The England and Wales Cricket Board urges that the media will at this time respect Dane and his family's privacy request," the statement said.
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes has also been ruled out of the remaining two matches of the three-match Test series due to family reasons. England have said that they have not included any players as an option. Last week fast bowler Oli Robinson was asked to join the training camp at the vacant stadium in England. He was part of Sussex's team for the Bob Willis Trophy. England won the first Test by three wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.