Essex have named former Hampshire and England all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas as their new assistant head coach.
The 40-year-old has labored as a bowling coach with New Zealand and Big Bash facet Melbourne Renegades since retiring from county cricket in 2013.
Mascarenhas performed for Hampshire for 18 years and was chosen for 20 one-day and 14 T20 internationals.
He takes the position held by Anthony McGrath, who stepped up to head coach of the county champions in November.
“I have heard they are a really talented group of players and I am looking forward to getting over to Chelmsford to contribute to more success this season,” Mascarenhas instructed the Essex website.
McGrath mentioned: “We have been looking for someone with Dimi’s credentials, and having worked in competitions around the world, he brings with him a lot of knowledge and experience.”
Essex’s teaching reshuffle has come after former head coach Chris Silverwood left to take over as England fast-bowling coach.
Mascarenhas scored 12,258 runs and took 911 wickets throughout all codecs and was the primary English participant chosen to play within the Indian Premier League in 2008.