Anderson signs deal

LONDON: James Anderson, England’s leading Test wicket-taker, signed a new contract with Lancashire on Monday.

Pace bowler Anderson, who passed Ian Botham’s mark of 383 Test scalps earlier this year, has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension with the English county.

The 33-year-old is currently taking part in England’s Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Anderson made his Lancashire debut in 2002 and has gone on to become the most celebrated English bowler of his generation.

Although international commitments keep his county dates to a minimum, Anderson posted his career best figures of seven for 71 on a rare domestic outing against Essex last month.

“I consider it an honour and a privilege every time I wear the Red Rose and I am delighted to sign a new deal with the county I grew up supporting,” Anderson said.

“Last season was a great year for Lancashire and I’m looking forward to seeing us progress under Giles back.”