Sydney, Nov 17(ANI): Tasmania has signed England all rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas as a replacement for Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga as the team's international signing for this summer"s Twenty20 Big Bash competition.
Cricket Tasmania operations general manager David Boon said the go-ahead of a previously doubtful one-day tour in Bangladesh has prevented Malinga from playing for Tasmania.
"When Malinga was first signed we knew this was a possibility and although it is disappointing, we have a suitable back-up player in Dimitri Mascarenhas who will arrive in Hobart during December," The Daily Telegraph quoted Boon, as saying.
The 32-year-old has made 14 Twenty20 international appearances for England.
Tasmania will play their first Twenty20 game on December 30 at Bellerive Oval against New South Wales. (ANI)