PNG appoints former Australian fast bowler as an interim coach

Papua New Guinea (PNG) cricket team has appointed former Australian bowler Jason Gillespie as an interim coach.

Gillespie, 42, will be taking the PNG job as a part-time due to his commitments with the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. He is also the head coach of Australian A side.

“I’m really excited about it, as much to have another cricketing experience with another team and another country,” Gillespie told “It broadens my experiences and broadens my learning and hopefully it will hold me in good stead going forward.”

Gillespie will be taking over at a busy time for the team, which is set to play a series of matches in Australia against the Australian Indigenous team and Queensland XI, before hosting Scotland for two matches in October as part of their ICC World Cricket League Championship.

ICC World Cricket League Championship Points table:

Netherlands – 16
PNG- 14
Scotland – 13
Hong Kong – 11
Kenya – 10
Nepal – 8
Namibia – 4
UAE – 4


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