Indian pacer Mohammed Shami on Friday rushed to Amroha from Kanpur as his father Tousif Ali passed away after suffering a heart attack.
The player is currently out of the Indian cricket team due to a knee injury.
Shami, who is undergoing rehab after recuperating from knee injury, was with the team during the first T20 against England.
Shami left for Amroha late last night. The pacer’s father had been hospitalised since January 5 when he had first suffered a heart attack.
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) Secretary Yudhvir Singh said the rest of the Indian team left for Lucknow today from where they boarded the flight for Nagpur, the venue of the second T20 on January 29.
(With inputs from PTI)