Gillespie takes coaching job in Zimbabwe

July 23rd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 23(ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie is heading to Zimbabwe to take up the position as head coach of the Kwekwe-based MidWest Rhinos.

The Midwest Rhinos’ chief executive Kenyon Ziehl said that Gillespie was delighted with the prospects of working in the African country.

“He is excited about it. He is bringing his family along, wife and three kids. He has heard all about Zimbabwe cricket’s resurgence and wants to be part of it,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Ziehl, as saying.

“We’ve secured him nice accommodation in the town (Kwekwe). Hopefully he will enjoy the experience. It’s a huge adventure for him. It’s a season’s contract. If things work well we will always extend it,” he added.

Ziehl also said that his team’s players are very excited to seek guidance from the Australian fast bowler.

“Players from the other franchises now want to join our team to learn from his bowling expertise,” Ziehl said.

“It’s a huge thing for the franchise; an ex-Australian Test bowler coming here. The whole community is excited,” he added. (ANI)

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