Jason Gillespie had previously coached Yorkshire © Getty Images
Jason Gillespie sent out a tweet that suggested he didn’t apply for the India head coach job © Getty Images

Former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie has declined reports of him applying for the position of India head coach. Gillespie sent out a tweet on his Twitter account that put an end to rumors of him applying to take up the tough role. Meanwhile, reports also suggested that Stuart Law, another former Australian cricketer had applied for the job. Also, former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad had mailed his application to the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI). With the deadline to apply for the head coach position expiring on 10 June, Friday, the applications are likely to be processed to be finalised on Thursday when BCCI president Anurag Thakur attends a number of meetings. ALSO READ: India’s next coach: Should it be an Indian or foreigner?


Stuart Law, however, one of the applicants for the job was a middle-order batsman having played just 1 Test and 54 ODIs for Australia. He has worked with teams from the Indian subcontinent after he retired in 2009. He worked as the assistant coach of Sri Lankan team from 2009 to 2011 and was later made the head coach when Trevor Bayliss left.

Jason Gillespie, was Australia’s fast bowler who partnered Glenn Mcgrath in the pace department. He played 71 Test matches for Australia while picking up 259 wickets. Gillespie had 142 ODI wickets in 97 matches as well to his name. He became of the MidWest Rhinos in Zimbabwe after his retirement. He also coached Yorkshire later and then moved on to coach Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. But with him having not applied for the position, BCCI might just turn to an Indian for the job.

Prasad, meanwhile, had rejected the offer for coaching the Bangladesh team saying he would like to contribute to Indian cricket. He is a top choice for the spot.