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Mascarenhas said; “It’s been the toughest decision of my life to call time on my career at Hampshire. I feel I have so much left, but my Achilles just isn’t up to it and, as a result, I have to retire.
“I have had an amazing time here for 18 seasons; there have been many highs and lows, but one thing that has stayed constant is the guys I have played with. All have been tremendous talents and, more importantly, top blokes.
“I would like to thank Rod, Giles and pretty much all the staff for making my journey with Hampshire such an enjoyable one. I wish the Club the best of luck in the future; I'm sure we have many more trophies on the way!”
Hampshire all-rounder and Twenty20 captain Dimitri Mascarenhas has confirmed he will retire from all forms of cricket for Hampshire at the end of the present 2013 campaign.
It brings an end to an 18 year county career, all of which spent at Hampshire, during which time he picked up six domestic trophies.
He was also selected for England in 20 One-Day Internationals and 14 International T20s, as well as representing his country in the Hong Kong Sixes.
Mascarenhas was the first English player to feature in the lucrative Indian Premier League.
However, following struggles with a recurring Achilles injury first suffered in 2010, the club said he has elected to call time on his county cricket career.