Jason Gillespie interested in England bowling coach role

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 04, 2010 10:40 hrs

Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie, who is completing his Level III coaching certificate, has reportedly put his hand up to be England's next bowling coach. Gillespie and fellow quickie Michael Kasprowicz are linked with the position after the resignation of former West Indian all-rounder Ottis Gibson.

An intimate knowledge of Australian pitches and conditions ahead of next summer's Ashes are being considered as the 34-year-old's strongest card.

Gibson has been appointed as the coach of the West Indian side and will take over the reins to play the Prime Minister's XI in Canberra on Thursday.

Gibson was the bowling coach of the English cricket team for over a year now, and was part of the side that won the Ashes in 2009.

Other names thrown up for the job so far include former South African quick Allan Donald, who had the job in an interim capacity in 2007 before turning it down because of other commitments, and compatriot Shaun Pollock.

English possibilities include Angus Fraser and Darren Gough. Geoff Lawson, the former Pakistan coach, is also interested.

England coach Andy Flower is expected to immediately discuss the appointment of Gibson's replacement with England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Hugh Morris.

Gibson resigned less than a fortnight before England head to the United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan before traveling to Bangladesh. (ANI)

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