Gillespie turns down England bowling coach job

Gillespie turns down England bowling coach jobJason Gillespie, the former Australian pacer has ruled himself out of the bowling coach responsibility of England thinking that his future lies in Australia more than England.

England is currently searching for a new pace bowling coach as Ottis Gibbson joined the West Indies side. Gillespie who had an excellent career in England by winning back to back titles for Yorkshire in 2014 and 2015 after his splendid career in Australia.

Point to be noted, he is ranked highly by the England committee because of his amazing experience.

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“I haven’t thought about it to be honest,” Gillespie said this to the media on Thursday when he was asked about England bowling coach job.

“I’m committed to the Adelaide Strikers. We’re pretty excited about the Big Bash coming up in December-January. I’ve got some commitments leading up to the Big Bash as well so it’s not something I’ve spoken to anyone about” he says.

“As with everything, you listen if someone gives you a call and says they want to have a conversation … but to be honest, at this point, it’s not something I’m thinking about,” he added.

The former Australian pacer has plenty of coaching experience in his resume – apart from coaching Yorkshire, he also served a short stint coaching England county team, Kent, this season and is currently working as the interim coach of Papua New Guinea.

“And certainly for the short term that’s what I’m looking at for the moment; just short-term opportunities to broaden my coaching experience and when an opportunity comes along that I think I can sink my teeth into and make a difference, that might be something that I’ll put my hand up for,” Gillespie concluded.

Sakib Ahmed