|Press Realease - James Anderson Joins
James Anderson, the Lancashire and England fast bowler, has joined
England colleagues Michael Vaughan, Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Flintoff
and Matthew Hoggard in the International Sports Management stable.
"It is another great acquisition for our team," said ISM's
director of cricket operations Neil Fairbrother, who also represents
Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and former Lancashire colleague
"It's all happened very quickly for Jimmy, but I know he will
not let it go to his head," added Fairbrother. "He has
settled into the England scene as if he had always been a part of
it... and I am sure he will be a part of it for a very long time".
Anderson, who last weekend received his county cap just a couple
of weeks after receiving a central contract from the ECB, made an
immediate impact in the England one-day side after his call-up last
winter in Australia.
The 20-year-old made such an impact in the VB Series against Australia
and Sri Lanka that he was drafted into the World Cup squad and became
England's top bowler in South Africa. He wrecked Pakistan in Cape
Town with a devastating 10-over spell just a year after he had been
playing in the Lancashire League for his hometown Burnley.
Anderson had played just 13 first class matches and three one-day
games when he was selected for the England Academy, but a succession
of injuries gave him his senior one-day chance and he took it in
Two man-of-the-match awards at the World Cup announced to the cricketing
nations that a new English star was born.
"I am excited to be associated with ISM and have been impressed
with how they look after their clients from all sports," said
Anderson, who makes his full debut against Zimbabwe at Lord's on