Gillespie returns to Yorkshire
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Yorkshire County Cricket Club have announced former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie as their new first team coach.
The 36-year-old played for the county in 2006 and 2007 and has coaching experience developed with the likes of Australia A and IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab since retiring.
He currently coaches the Mid-West Rhinos franchise in Zimbabwe and will work alongside Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale under the county's director of cricket, Martyn Moxon, in a revamped coaching set-up.
Gillespie is expected to work particularly closely with Yorkshire's fast bowlers while Paul Farbrace will be in charge of the second XI and Ian Dews has been retained in a new role as director of cricket development at Headingley.
Moxon told the club's website he believes Yorkshire now boast an "excellent blend of experience" and he is "looking forward" to the future under the new regime.
"I received good reports from Australia about Jason Gillespie's coaching so far in his career. He's been in charge of Mid-West Rhinos in Zimbabwe so he has experience of managing a team," he added.
"He'll be in charge of the day-to-day running of the 1st Team with the captain. He has a vast playing experience, played in one of the best teams there has ever been and he's talking from a position of strength as far as the bowling coaching side of things goes."