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!”