Jason Gillespie

CA bans Gillespie from coaching young Oz bowlers over ICL rider

Sydney, Dec 19 : Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has been told that he cannot complete a two-week coaching stint with budding pacers because he plays in the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League.

Gillespie was invited by the Australian team's bowling coach Troy Cooley to work with young pacemen at the Centre of Excellence, but the move has been blocked by Cricket Australia, which sides with the influential Indian board in banishing so-called "rebel" ICL players from domestic and international cricket.

"I just found out that because of my involvement in the ICL that doesn't allow me to go and do any coaching there, which I think is quite unusual," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Gillespie, as saying.

Gillespie accuses Cricket Australia of "kowtowing to powerful BCCI"

Adelaide, Dec. 7: Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has accused Cricket Australia of deserting some of the country''s finest players during the series against India that was held last year.

The Sunday Mail quoted him as saying that Cricket Australia was kowtowing to the powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The South Australian pacer banned from first-class cricket in Australia after signing a three-year deal with the non-ICC sanctioned Indian Cricket League, also criticized Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi, adding that Cricket Australia is afraid to stand up to Modi and the BCCI.