Mascarenhas to quit
WELLINGTON: The New Zealand cricket team are to lose their third bowling coach in five years with
Dimitri Mascarenhas announcing on Friday he will step down following next month's tour by Australia. The former England international, who took over the coaching position less than a year ago, said he was stepping down to spend more time with his family. The 38-year-old follows former Black Cap Shane Bond and South Africa's Allan Donald, who have also filled the role since early 2011. In that time they have developed a bowling stable spearheaded by Trent Boult and Tim Southee, both top-10 Test bowlers, with Boult also the top-ranked ODI bowler. "At first I thought I could balance the responsibilities but I no longer think that's feasible. I need to be closer to my family," Mascarenhas said when announcing his resignation.