According to ESPNcricinfo, franchises were informed at a briefing in Chennai on Wednesday that the pacer had decided to pull out of the auction in order to spend time with his family at home.
Also, Wood and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow on Wednesday joined England’s squad in Chennai ahead of the third Test against India. The third Test will begin on February 24 and it will be a day-night affair in Ahmedabad.
“The pair have rejoined the England men’s cricket team after time at home,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had said. The pair had also attended “their first training session after coming out of quarantine”.
India levelled the four-match Test series 1-1 after an emphatic 317-run win in the second Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
India remain in contention to make the final of the ICC World Test Championship after completing an impressive victory over England in the second Test to draw level in the four-match series.