Fast bowler not expected to miss matches January 29, 2008

Gillespie suffers minor injuries after assault

Cricinfo staff

Jason Gillespie must decide whether to press charges after an incident in Traralgon © Getty Images

Jason Gillespie has escaped with only minor injuries after an alleged assault outside a nightclub in the Victorian country town of Traralgon. Gillespie was part of the South Australia team that lost to Victoria in a one-day match in the town on Sunday and police said the incident occurred at about midnight that night.

"Jason was on his own walking ... it appears a couple of people targeted him," the South Australia coach Mark Sorell told the Advertiser. "But it seems like an isolated incident."

The paper reported that Gillespie might have suffered a fractured cheekbone, however the South Australia Cricket Association said he was not expected to miss any matches. Gillespie was treated in Melbourne and must now decide whether to pursue charges after reporting the matter to the police.

"I can confirm we had an assault reported to us but we can't confirm who may or may not be involved," senior constable Eamon Leahy, of Traralgon Police, said. "The investigation is in its very early stages. At this stage the victim has asked that no information be released."