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Jason Gillespie not applying for any Australia role

Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie has confirmed he will not be applying for any coaching roles with Cricket Australia.

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Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie has put an end to rumours surrounding a possible switch to be part of Australia's staff by confirming he will not apply for any roles.

Former Australia bowler Gillespie, who played 71 Tests for his country, has impressed during his time at Headingley, winning back-to-back County Championships in 2014 and 2015.

That success has seen him continually linked with a role under old friend Darren Lehmann with the national side, while he also led Adelaide Strikers to the semi-finals of the Big Bash League earlier this year.

Lehmann caught up with Gillespie in Leeds over the weekend, increasing speculation that Gillespie could be set for a change, but he moved to dismiss those claims on Tuesday.

"It's been made clear, Darren a while back on radio in Australia mentioned he'd be interested in getting me back into the Australian system," Gillespie told BBC Radio Leeds.

"Everyone knew Daz was in town on Sunday and there'd always been speculation in light of what he'd said in the media the previous month.

"I caught up with him and had a meal and a chat. He mentioned that there is a role coming up in Australian cricket, and I want to make it very clear there was no job offers from Darren, it was merely gauging interest.

"I informed him that I'm not going to put my name forward or apply for a role at Cricket Australia so we can end all the speculation there and then, right now.

"I wasn't offered a job and I've made it very clear to Cricket Australia and to Darren that I'm not going to apply for any role. So I hope that ends all the speculation."

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