Hodge may sue Cork over 'cheat' jibe

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Brad Hodge, Leicestershire's Australian overseas player, is considering taking legal action after being called a "cheat" by Dominic Cork. The Derbyshire captain's accusations follow a controversial incident involving Hodge at the end of a crucial Twenty20 match between the sides at Grace Road on Tuesday.

The Australian snaffled Steve Selwood on the long-on boundary in the penultimate over of Derbyshire's run chase, claiming a cleanly taken catch. However, Cork watched a video replay, and felt a six should have been given after seeing Hodge carry the ball across the boundary while celebrating the dismissal.

The decision not only cost Derbyshire victory in a game they lost by one run, it also deprived them a place at the Twenty20 finals day at Trent Bridge on 19 July. Yesterday's semi-final draw pitted Surrey against Gloucestershire and Hodge's Leicestershire against Warwickshire. The final is the same day.

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