Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie to leave at the end of the season

Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie to leave at the end of the season and take up a new role with the South Australian Cricket Association

  • The Australian, who has spent three years at Hove, is returning to his homeland
  • The 45-year-old has combined coaching roles with Sussex and Adelaide Strikers 
  • Gillespie won back to back County Championship titles in charge of Yorkshire

Jason Gillespie will leave Sussex at the end of the season to take over as head of cricket of his home state South Australia.

Gillespie, 45, won back to back County Championship titles in charge of Yorkshire and was a candidate for the England job when it went to Trevor Bayliss five years ago.

In recent times, the former Australia international has combined coaching roles with Sussex and Adelaide Strikers but will remain down under – where his family are based – when the truncated 2020 domestic season concludes in early October.

Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie will leave the club at the end of the current season

‘We are very sorry to see Jason leave after three years at the club, but fully understand and support his decision to return home to a new role in South Australian cricket,’ said Sussex chief executive Rob Andrew.

‘He will stay in Hove to see out our season and continue the great work with the development of our young and exciting team.

‘We will have the chance to say thank you and wish him well in the next stage of his coaching career. We will not be making any decision on a replacement for Jason until 2021.’

South Australia parted with former coach Jamie Siddons by mutual agreement in the latter stages of last winter’s Sheffield Shield. 




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