Originally posted by Neil Pickup
The Directives will again relate to all competitions under the auspices of the ECB at Under 19 level and below as well as all Premier League matches. It should be emphasised that the age of the player is the key criteria, and not the level of cricket being played.
Sorry to quote myself, but this shows that the Tim Bresnan case is actually within the directives, and highlights their inadequacies that they cease to apply once you're at the top level.
Whilst Tim Bresnan may be fitter than Andy Dunn, he's bowling considerably more than a directive that is there to supposedly protect all young bowlers, after all "the more talented and more physically mature youngsters are generally most at risk, as they tend to play at more than one age group level".