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Gillespie new Adelaide Strikers coach

Cricket chiefs are still in the ear of new Adelaide Strikers coach Jason Gillespie to also take over the long-suffering South Australian Redbacks.

Ex-Test paceman Gillespie will coach the Strikers in the Big Bash League for the next two seasons.

And with the Redbacks job vacant after the departure of Darren Berry, Gillespie would be a dream applicant for SA Cricket Association chief executive Keith Bradshaw.

“I’d be absolutely thrilled to see that application come in,” Bradshaw told reporters on Wednesday.

“He hasn’t indicated either way.

“I think we need to respect that he does have very significant commitments at the moment with Yorkshire.”

The Redbacks have started searching for their next coach with a selection panel including Australian great Adam Gilchrist and AFL legend David Parkin – but the job appears Gillespie’s, if he wants.

“If he ended up as the Redbacks coach, what a fantastic story that would be as well,” Bradshaw said.

“There is a journey that we need to go through but he is, without question, a quality guy, quality coach, a quality individual, and he is South Australian.”

Gillespie, a 71-Test veteran, coached Yorkshire to its first county championship in 13 years last season.

The former fast bowler has also been touted as a potential England coach should incumbent Peter Moores be moved on.

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