You're right. There SHOULD BE a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship between Counties & Team England. Backs should be scratched. I'm aware I'll come across as a supporter of what the ECB are doing.
I'm not that supporter.
But, I don't like the US & THEM nature of lots of the debate. My natural mindset is what can WE do.
International cricket provides the money for Counties to find, nurture & develop cricketers so that they go on to play International cricket. And the World Turns.
I'm for more players being released more often for County Cricket.
I'm for an 18 County, fewer games, more sense of event & occasion domestic T20.
I'm against new 8 team T20.
I'm against a business model that requires debt, debt & more debt.
But, I am against (all posters forgive me) - I want it all, I want it now, it's them that done it, I'm not giving my bit up, these heels are dug in, why? why? why?
I'll back off a bit....