Press Realease - James Anderson Joins ISM 20/05/03

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 Wasim Akram.
"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 devastating fashion.
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 Thursday.