Yorkshire CCC coach Jason Gillespie dismisses latest Australia link

Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie
Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie
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Jason Gillespie has moved to distance himself further from speculation linking him with a position in Australia’s coaching set-up.

Yorkshire’s first-team coach, who has steered the county to successive Championship titles, was mentioned as a possible bowling coach when the position became available at the end of the summer.

But in a statement on Yorkshire’s website, Gillespie said: “I was made aware that Darren (Lehmann) referred to me by name in a radio interview last month. It appears from media speculation that I am someone that Darren and Cricket Australia wish to speak to.

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“At this point in time, I haven’t had a conversation with Darren about any role with Cricket Australia and I have not applied for any role with Cricket Australia.

“I want to make it clear that I am happy in my role with Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Adelaide Strikers.”

Formidable duo: Yorkshire team-mates Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow sharing the crease for England in 2013. By their own admission, they were just young kids back then but they return to Australia as much more seasoned and capable international cricketers. (Picture: PA)

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