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'Dizzy' Gillespie is Glamorgan-bound

11/04/2008 12:11:29 AM Comments (0)

Former Australian paceman Jason Gillespie will play for county club Glamorgan this season after winning approval from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The ECB confirmed Gillespie and compatriot Ryan Harris were among 10 players who had registration applications approved.

Glamorgan cricket manager Matthew Maynard said he was delighted with the news Gillespie could join the Welsh club.

"I'm sure that all of our squad will benefit from Jason's experience and knowledge of the game, and I'm really looking forward to welcoming him to the dressing room, and working with him throughout the summer," Maynard said.

Gillespie's future had been in doubt since he signed for Glamorgan in January following his involvement in the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League (ICL), which wrapped up last weekend.

The ECB had ruled out registering overseas players without a no objection certificate (NOC) from their home nation, effectively excluding those who had signed with the ICL.

But a Cricket Australia (CA) spokesman said Gillespie no longer came under the authority of the Australian board because he had retired from international and state cricket.

"We have not issued an NOC to Jason Gillespie as he is no longer contracted in Australia and so CA has no jurisdiction to grant or withhold consent to him playing anywhere else in the world," the spokesman told Cricinfo.

Gillespie, who turns 33 next week, took 259 wickets in 71 Tests.

He played his final first-class match in Australia last month.

Gillespie is expected to be available for Glamorgan's opening county championship game against Middlesex at Lord's on April 23.

Allrounder Harris, a former South Australia team-mate of Gillespie, was selected in the Sussex squad for the 2007 county champions' match against MCC.

Harris holds a British passport.

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