Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie on Tuesday mentioned that he’s not concerned with teaching Australia after Justin Langer’s resignation. Cricket Australia on Saturday accepted males’s staff head coach Justin Langer’s resignation. “Justin was offered a short-term extension to his current contract, which sadly he has opted not to accept,” acknowledged an official Cricket Australia launch.
“I am not putting myself up for any jobs, I’m fully committed to South Australian cricket. I’ve got a lot of work to do here and I’m absolutely loving it,” cricket.com.au quoted Gillespie as saying.
Gillespie’s title was being floated as a possible substitute for Darren Lehmann when the latter stood down as coach within the wake of the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.
“It’s nice to be thought of in that way, but it’s not something I’m entertaining. I’ve got the greatest job in the world here at South Australia, and I’ve got two wonderful roles (also with Strikers), so I’m fully committed and fully focused on those,” mentioned Gillespie.
“We feel we’re building something here in South Australia, and I’m excited to play some small part in that,” he added.
Speaking about Langer’s resignation, Gillespie mentioned: “I think everyone’s been pretty disappointed at how it’s all played out, it’s pretty heartbreaking to see to be honest. Justin’s handled himself very well… but I think everyone is of the opinion things probably could have been handled a bit better.”
“We don’t know what’s gone on behind closed doors, whether (current) players have reached out to Justin. All I know is, in my opinion, I think he’s done a great job for Australian cricket over the last number of years,” he added.
The contract extension provided to Justin was the results of a radical evaluation course of that evaluated many components together with future necessities of the staff and the upcoming in depth schedule of fixtures. The extension was accredited by the CA Board and was put to Justin final evening. It included the chance to defend the T20 World Cup title in Australia on the finish of this yr.
Langer was appointed as the lads’s staff coach in 2018 after the Sandpaper Gate which noticed David Warner, Steve Smith serving out one-year bans. Below Langer, Australia managed to win the T20 World Cup 2021 after which the Ashes.
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