Much of the debate about fairness in treatment of Yorks is fuelled by the sheer volume of players provided, thus unavailable to Yorkshire.But, Papag1 - how would you word any level playing field regulation?
Surely not - all England players, regardless of injury, fitness & mental fatigue will be made available for the last two rounds of Championship Cricket.
It'd have to include something like - all England players who, in the opinion of (Bayliss, Farbrace & Gibson for eg) are physically & mentally fit, will be made available for the last two rounds of Championship Cricket.
We've got that Level Playing Field now.
Anyway - I've said before - I detect that posters would like more balance, that the needs of the players & Team England be better balanced with the needs of Counties & the Championship.
To do that, we need another voice at the Table. Another voice to gently challenge Bayliss, Farbrace & Gibson. A Voice to represent the County Game in general.
That's all I've got I'm afraid....
If we are aiming to level the playing field, as opposed to the us v them debate,then that could be created by allowing any county with , say, more than 2 maybe 3, players called into a squad being given licence to recruit more overseas players or to bring in 'enmergency' loans to compensate.
Not perfect,and I am sure many will find holes in the proposal, but we need to find solutions to the problem that don't revolve around perceived bias and unfairness and go some way to compensating counties that provide so many players to the ECB.