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Jimmy Anderson 'snubbed for knighthood over Ashes sledging fears'

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Jimmy Anderson was reportedly snubbed for a knighthood in the New Year Honours over fears he would be sledged by the Australians during next winter's Ashes.

England's record wicket-taker - the first fast bowler in history to pass 600 Test scalps - is expected to receive the gong in the future.

But, according to The Times, it was thought it would be unwise to honour the 38-year-old while he is still an active part of the England setup with an Ashes tour on the horizon. “I don’t think we’d send

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