Mascarenhas appointed Black Caps’ bowling coach
New Zealand have appointed former England allrounder Dimitri Mascarenhas as their bowling coach on a full-time basis after he had an interim role after the World Cup concluded in March.
Mascarenhas, who was appointed when Shane Bond stepped down, has signed a two-year deal after impressing the New Zealand management in the Test series against England, which the Black Caps fought back in to draw one-all.
New Zealand Cricket's Head of Cricket, Lindsay Crocker said: "Dimitri has impressed in the short time he's been with the Black Caps and we're delighted he's accepted the offer to continue working with the side.
"Both coach Mike Hesson and captain Brendon McCullum have been pleased with his contribution on the tour and have watched him develop excellent working relationships with the bowling group."
Mascarenhas said: "I'm very much looking forward to being part of this organisation and playing my part in helping us progress further.
"The Black Caps are blessed with some outstanding bowlers and it was a privilege to be involved with the side during the Test win in Leeds.
"My immediate aim is to assist the incumbents' continued development and to help maintain a healthy depth in New Zealand Cricket's elite bowling stocks."
The 37 year-old Mascarenhas played in 20 ODIs and 14 T20s for England between 2007 and 2009.
Delhi cricket officials question wisdom of multi-purpose stadium
A new stadium project doesn’t have the backing of the DDCA.
England captain Joe Root addresses concern after Ben Stokes injury scare
All-rounder Stokes was struck on the forearm during a net session.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson content with scrappy draw in India
Williamson was pleased with his side’s final day fight.
Joe Root repeats claim he cannot recall any instances of racism at Yorkshire
Former Yorkshire team-mate Azeem Rafiq questioned Root’s denial when he gave evidence to MPs earlier this month.
Josh Inglis happy just to be in the Australia Ashes conversation
Josh Inglis is a real Ashes contender.
The Ashes: Cricket Australia prepare for Brisbane warm-up washout
The Ashes are bearing down on both England and Australia with neither side enjoying ideal preparation.
Ben Stokes details frightening choking incident that he feared would end him
The England all-rounder is preparing for the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.
First Test: Bangladesh vs Pakistan – Day four – Scorecard
Follow Bangladesh vs Pakistan
First Test: India vs New Zealand – Day five – Scorecard
Follow India vs New Zealand.
Ashley Giles calls for second chances in fight against racism in cricket
The England managing director said people must be given ‘the chance to rehabilitate’ and called for education on the issue.