The Bangladesh Cricket Board has granted leave to Mushfiqur Rahim, so that he can perform Hajj pilgrimage in July, it was reported by Cricinfo. The wicket-keeper batter will most likely travel to Saudi Arabia on June 22, which means he will miss the upcoming tour of West Indies.

"He informed us before the Sri Lanka series that he wants to perform Hajj this year," said BCB's cricket operations chairman, Jalal Yunus.

"When he got confirmation, he gave us a letter that he wanted leave. We have granted him the time. We had an initial thought that he might be available for part of the tour but he is off for the whole tour."

Bangladesh are scheduled to play two Tests, three T20Is and as many ODIs against West Indies. The first Test is set to be played on June 16.

Bangladesh will miss the experience of Rahim, who recently became the first Bangladesh batter to score 5000 runs in Test cricket.

Apart from Rahim, the touring party are already missing their four other players due to injury issues. 

Taskin Ahmed is out of action due to shoulder problem, whereas Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam and Nayeem Hasan have hand injuries.