Sussex coach Jason Gillespie ducks ball-tampering questions in Hove
Australian former fast bowler Jason Gillespie has brought some respite for the Sussex camp after deciding he is there to honor his contract.
After the ball-tampering fall-out, Gillespie has evaded the questions in his fresh press conference at Sussex’s base on Wednesday (March 28).
Batting the question about the ball-tampering scandal, Gillespie smartly briefed the media about the two-day practice game against Hampshire.
“I’ve signed a three-year deal, and I have every intention of honouring that commitment,” The cricketer quotes Gillespie.
Gillespie has also been tipped to replace Darren Lehmann as the chief coach of Australia.
Sussex management appointed the 42-year-old Sydney-born Gillespie in November 2017.
Owing to the press briefing, questions for Gillespie were central figured around the Australian shenanigans in Cape Town.
Which subsequently resulted in the banning of Steven Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft.
Back home, Gillespie is guiding the defending champions of Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Adelaide Strikers. He has also expressed his excitement to nurse the young talent led by Travis Head.
“I also have a couple more years on my contract with the Adelaide Strikers, and I enjoy and cherish that job,” Gillespie Maintained.
As of now, Gillespie has set his concentration to nurse his wards in the United Kingdom.
On March 24, Gillespie has landed in the UK before addressing the gathering. While talking about a new role he believes it is an exciting stint to nurse the fascinating camp.
“I have only been here since Saturday, so it is a bit early to think about other jobs! It is a really good opportunity here. I am excited about the role. It is fantastic,” Gillespie asserted.
Expressing the excitement, Gillespie believes Sussex has introduced talented cricketers.
“I have a great group of kids coming through, with some good experienced cricketers, and strong support staff. I am really looking forward to it,” Gillespie said.
However, the reports suggested Gillespie would also decide the team leader for Sussex. Luke Wright is one of the main contenders for the top-post.
Moreover, while serving Yorkshire as a head coach, Gillespie saw the county side lifting the Championship title consecutively in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Gillespie somewhat expressed confidence while stating the boys are supposed to give their best. He added they have to work hard to bring desired results.
“Every session we need to ask ourselves how we can be better. If we get that right we will do well. The results will be a product of what we do,” Gillespie concluded.
Known as Dizzy, Jason Gillespie featured in 97 One-day Internationals, 71 Tests and a solitary T20I against England in July 2005 at Southampton.
A vital cog in the bowling department for Australia in the past, Gillespie bagged 402 wickets across formats in international after his debut came against Sri Lanka in Colombo in August 1996.
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