Flintoff hires Hodgson after redundancy from PA

Myles Hodgson, the Press Association’s highly respected cricket correspondent, has been made redundant by the national press agency despite being in the midst of an Ashes series in which his closest contact is the pivotal figure.

But according to a report in Friday’s Daily Mail, Andrew Flintoff’s ghostwriter will not be out of work for long: England’s biggest cricketing name has hired Hodgson to work for him as his spokesman.

It is a task which will become increasingly important for Flintoff, the 2005 SJA Sportsman of the Year, when he retires from Test cricket at the end of the summer and so will no longer be under the direct control of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Hodgson will take up his duties with Flintoff’s management company, ISM, after the Headingley Test. Hodgson is also writing Flintoff’s next book, Ashes to Ashes, due out this autumn.

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