Cricket

Gillespie confirms coaching job talks with ECB

2015-05-25 09:42

LONDON — Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie has held talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board about coaching the national team, he said on Saturday.

The 40-year-old Gillespie, who took 259 wickets in 71 Tests, has coached English county Yorkshire for the last four years, leading them to the championship title in 2014.

“I’ve spoken to [England cricket director] Andrew [Strauss] and the ECB about the vacant position,” Gillespie told Sky Sports.

Peter Moores was sacked as England coach two weeks ago after a disappointing year at the helm and Paul Farbrace was placed in charge of the team for the ongoing two-Test series against New Zealand.

“They made it very clear they’re chatting to a number of people of interest, so they’ll let us know what the process is in due course,” Gillespie said.

Gillespie was installed as one of the favourites to get the England job along with former Australia opening batsman Justin Langer, who ruled himself out by re-committing to coaching Western Australia. — Reuters

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