Jason Gillespie Set to Retire as head coach of Adelaide Strikers

Jason Gillespie

Jason Gillespie will be retiring as head coach at Adelaide Strikers who has been leading the side since the 2015-16 season.

Jason Gillespie Set to Retire as head coach of Adelaide Strikers

Jason Gillespie will be stepping down from his role with SACA as the head coach of South Australia and Adelaide Strikers at the end of June, the association said in a statement on Thursday.

The update comes just over a month after Tim Nielsen, general manager of cricket announced of stepping down from his position.

“I am incredibly proud of what we achieved together at the SACA, and I will always cherish those memories. I do not doubt that South Australian cricket has a bright future,” Gillespie said in a SACA statement.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support during my time with the Strikers and Redbacks, it has been a true team effort. To be able to play and coach in my home State has been a wonderful experience, something I feel honored to have achieved.

“Looking forward, I am excited to explore new opportunities in the sport and pursue the next chapter in my career.”

The update came after the end of the season when South Australia finished fifth on the six-team Sheffield Shield table. On the other hand, the Strikers made it to playoffs in the BBL 2023/24 season but lost the match against the Brisbane Heat.

Both as a player and a coach, Jason has always represented South Australia with passion and positivity,” SACA president Will Rayner said.

“We are extremely grateful for the dedication he has shown to South Australian cricket over a remarkably long period of time. He has been a genuine leader both on and off the field and we wish him every success in the future.

“He will always be considered as one of the legends of South Australian cricket,” concluded Will Rayner.