Jason Gillespie granted compassionate leave following father's death

Gillespie granted compassionate leave
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Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie is granted compassionate leave after his father dies of a heart attack.

Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie has been given compassionate leave following the death of his father over the weekend.

Neil Gillespie passed away in Leeds on Saturday after suffering a heart attack while visiting his son.

"It is with deep regret and sadness that we learn of the passing of Jason Gillespie's father, who died from a heart attack on Saturday," said the club in a statement.

"Jason's mother and father were staying with him in Leeds on holiday. Our heartfelt condolences go to Jason, his mother and family.

"Gillespie will not travel with the team for [Sunday's] Yorkshire's Friends Life T20 match at Queen's Park, Chesterfield against Derbyshire Falcons."

Yorkshire have not set a date for Gillespie's return to coaching.

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