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Gillespie to coach Yorkshire from next season

November 16, 2011 - London

Yorkshire has announced that former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie will take over as their new first-team coach from next season.

Gillespie will work alongside Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale under director of cricket Martyn Moxon in a revamped coaching set-up.

Talking about the job, the 36-year-old said that he is looking forward to the 'fantastic opportunity'.

"When opportunities like being first team coach at Yorkshire come up you don't turn them down. The one thing I'll be bringing to Yorkshire is a bit of fun and enjoyment, but making sure our preparation is spot on and leaving no stone unturned," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Gillespie, as saying in a statement.

Gillespie has enjoyed a varied coaching career since retiring as a player, including spells with Mid West Rhinos in Zimbabwe, Australia A and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab.


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