Derbyshire County Cricket Club have confirmed that all-rounder Graham Wagg is considering his options ahead of the 2011 season, while also lamenting inaccurate press coverage of the story.
Sections of the media claimed that Derbyshire were not prepared to offer Wagg a new contract although Derbyshire refute this in strong terms:
"It is an insult to John Morris to suggest that he would let a player of Graham’s qualities leave Derbyshire without a concerted effort to maintain him," a club statement said.
Wagg, who joined Derbyshire in 2006 in a bid to get his career back on track following a drugs ban while at Warwickshire, has taken 184 first-class wickets while also scoring 1,711 first-class runs.
He was also a member of England's successful 208 Hong Kong Sixes team but he has appeared just once for Derbyshire in 2010 due to an Achilles injury.
Head of Cricket John Morris said: “We are keen to keep Graham Wagg at the Club and have made the best possible contract offer in a bid to do so.
“Graham is currently considering our offer but is also discussing terms with other counties as he is entitled to do.”
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