Gillespie turns down SA application

Published: Monday 4th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Yorkshire’s Championship-winning coach Jason Gillespie has turned down the opportunity to apply for the vacant position with South Australia.

Gillespie – who recently agreed to coach the Adelaide Strikers in next year’s Big Bash – says he was asked to apply for a full-time role with his home state.

But the 40-year-old wrote on Twitter on Monday morning that he had decided to reject the chance to go home, preferring to concentrate on his dual-role with the White Rose and the Strikers.

“Hi all, For clarity, I was asked by SACA if I was going to apply for the role of coaching the state team,” he said.

“After careful consideration I’ve decided against applying. I’m excited about the roles I have with Yorkshire and the Adelaide Strikers.”

The ex-Australia international took over at Yorkshire in the winter of 2011 and has overseen a dramatic upturn in fortunes at Headingley.

He won promotion in his first season and won the title in 2014, all with Colin Graves as his executive chairman.

Graves is soon to take up office with the England and Wales Cricket Board and, as such, it has been speculated that Gillespie would be his preferred candidate should he dispense with the services of current incumbent Peter Moores on the back of the drawn series in the West Indies.

Published: Monday 4th May 2015 by The News Editor

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