Egyptian its a case that the Saffies and Aussies have been schooled back home in their system and are better players than those in the local leagues eg Matt Linekar.Jack Brooks is an exception.Otherwise its overseas players,plus counties signing junior players from all of the UK.
To say the Counties are not keen,is a bit of an understatment. Some counties bring overseas players in and have a look at them in the 2nds. Plus there are talent scouts out there looking for talent,that said cricket agents spruke players with UK passports.For example Jake Fawcett has been spruked on facebook.So i'd say its predatory both ways.
I don't think the ECB is doing this but the counties certainly are.
Expect a bag;load of Saffies and Aussies to be signed up.
Just thank God that Australia has not signed a trade agreement with the EU,or there would be a flood of Aussie players coming through.