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Jason Gillespie to leave champions Yorkshire

Jason Gillespie

Published at 9:34am 29th August 2016. (Updated at 9:51am 29th August 2016)

Yorkshire County Cricket Club have confirmed that Jason Gillespie will leave his position as 1st XI coach at the end of the 2016 season.

The Club has thanked Gillespie, who led Yorkshire from the second division to consecutive Championship titles, along the way suffering just five defeats in 76 Championship fixtures since his appointment in November 2011.

The club have issued a statement highlighting his wife and four children's recent return to Australia

The 41-year-old also has existing commitments coaching the Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash. 

Yorkshire's Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon is not set to begin the search for a new 1st XI coach until the end of the current season.

The club says it will provide further updates when the time is appropriate.