Ex-star plotting England demise

Ross McLean
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FORMER Hampshire skipper Dimitri Mascarenhas intends to use insider knowledge to the detriment of England after being appointed New Zealand bowling coach for their summer tour.

The 37-year-old played 20 one-day internationals (ODIs) for England and replaces Shane Bond, who will leave his post for a role with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League at the conclusion of the World Cup.

Mascarenhas currently coaches the Otago Volts in New Zealand’s domestic competition but will be on board with the Black Caps for two Tests in England in late May, five ODIs and one Twenty20 clash.

“I am newly out of the scene there as a player and I know most of the guys in the team,” he said. “Those factors will be useful in terms of scouting and bowling plans.”