SYDNEY (AFP) - Former Australian paceman Jason Gillespie has slammed Cricket Australia, saying it doesn't have the courage to stand up to the Indian cricket board, reports said Sunday. Gillespie, who has just returned from playing in the rebel Indian Cricket League, claims Cricket Australia has deserted some of the nation's finest players in favour of propping up its relationship with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Gillespie, 33, was banned from first-class cricket in Australia after signing a three-year deal with the non-ICC sanctioned Indian Cricket League. "Unfortunately, they'll (CA) side with (India's) board rather than support players like 'Kasper' (Michael Kasprowicz) and myself, who've played for our country for many years," Gillespie told The Sunday Telegraph. "They're far too worried about the ramifications of not being nice to the BCCI, that's all they're worried about and it's a joke. "They've basically said, 'No, we don't want you'. Cricket Australia are only concerned about their relationship with the BCCI." Gillespie, who captured 259 wickets at 26.14 in 71 Tests, also said he believes Test cricket is on its last legs. "Test cricket is in trouble, there's no doubt about that," he said. "I can see a time where countries will be bypassing Test cricket altogether. "With more Twenty20 leagues, it will go the way where representing your country will take a back seat."